Maryland Man Arrested in Murder of 2-Year-Old Daughter and Her Mother, Police Say

PHOTO: This still image from a video released by Prince Georges County Police Department shows a suspect in the double homicide of a mother and daughter.Prince George's County Police Department
This still image from a video released by Prince George's County Police Department shows a suspect in the double homicide of a mother and daughter.

The father of a 2-year-old girl, who was shot and killed yesterday along with her mother, was arrested today by Prince George’s County Homicide detectives.

The suspect, 25-year-old Daron Maurice Boswell-Johnson, is accused of killing his daughter and her mother, 26-year-old NeShante Alesha Davis.

Boswell-Johnson allegedly admitted his involvement in the shooting to police.

“This is absolutely unacceptable in any civilized community that a child should be killed in this way,” said State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County Angela Alsobrooks at a press conference Tuesday.

Police believe that he had gone to confront Davis about child support issues, according to the preliminary investigation.

Davis, who was a second grade teacher in Maryland, was found unresponsive in a parking lot Tuesday morning. Her daughter was taken to the hospital after police found her shot in a nearby car.

The toddler died at the hospital.

Boswell-Johnson faces two counts of first and second degree murder. He’s expected to be held on a no bond status.

It was not clear from court records if he had a lawyer or had entered a plea. He was set for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 29.