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Family of slain 3-year-old girl: 'It destroyed us for the rest of our lives'

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LANDOVER, Md. -

Prince George's County police are continuing their search for a 25-year-old man believed to have shot and killed a 3-year-old girl at a home in Landover.

Police say Davon Wallace fired shots at a home because he thought someone inside the home was wearing his clothes. But in the end, 3-year-old Knijah Bibb was killed.

You can still see the bullet holes that pierced the home on Forest Terrace.

“It destroyed us for the rest of our lives,” said Bibb's cousin Karla Mack. “He destroyed us.”

Police were called to Mack's home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found the little girl suffering from a gunshot wound. She later died. Her family says bullet entered her side and came out through her heart.

“The more I talk about it, the more I'm hurting,” said Brenda Bibb, Knijah's grandmother. “My heart is torn now. Let's hope they catch him … I hope he gets the electric chair.”

Police are charging Wallace with first-degree murder and are actively searching for him.

“For this murder in particular, it really touches us in a way,” said Prince George's County Police Lt. Bill Alexander. “When you go back there and you see the look in the investigators' eyes, it's just really a sense of moral outrage. That a 3-year-old girl can get gunned down inside of a home there is outrageous.”

Police say Wallace was a dating girl who lived at home where shooting took place and he got mad that her little brother was borrowing or wearing his clothes.

“The working theory is he thinks he's going to try to strike the person he had just been involved in a conflict with, and obviously, our unattended victim is a precious young girl who lost her life yesterday.”

Police say the teen Wallace was targeting was not in the house at the time of the shooting.

Family says the young life he did claim was a little girl described as a tomboy because she had older brothers. She loved reading, the color blue and the movie “Finding Nemo.”

“She was a beautiful, bright little girl, lovable,” said Mack. “She was precious.”

“She was really outspoken, happy, everybody loved her,” said the girl's grandmother. “She was always joyful. A good little girl. Her birthday is next month.”

The family says Knijah was asking for Mickey and Minnie Mouse themed birthday party.

Prince George's County Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to arrest and indictment in this case.


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