DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police say two suspects are in custody in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl in Detroit, Tuesday.
12-year-old Kadejah Davis died after bullets sprayed the front door of her home while she was was inside the house.
It happened Tuesday at approximately 8:45 p.m. on the 19400 block of Ferguson when someone sprayed the girl's home with bullets.
“She was a good girl, she did good in school, played sports, had a lot of friends. And I miss her and I love her and I wish she was still here,” said brother Eric Talton. The last time he talked with his sister was an hour before the shooting. Talton was on the way to his aunt's home to stay the night and his sister was doing her homework.
"She said, I love you bro. I said I love you too. She said she was going to call me in the morning and wake me up for school. And then the next thing you know my momma called me an hour later crying,” said Talton.
Officers say the violence unfolded after at least two people showed up at the 12-year-old's home. One or both of the people are known to the mother. At some point an argument started and the two people left the house and then one pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Twelve-year-old Kadejah Davis was hit multiple times.
Her aunt tells 7 Action News that her niece was hit twice in the head by the bullets and once in the ribcage. The aunt says Kadejah's mother was having an argument with a man and woman in the doorway of their home. Kadejah became curious and came up behind her mother Amanda to see what the ruckus was all about. Mom thought the argument was over and shut the door. That's when five bullets sprayed through the front door. The only person hit was the 12-year-old.
The mother is not under any suspicion in connection with the crime and she was not physically hurt.
Neighbors told Action News the child was a good friend to many children on the block, She had just celebrated her 12th birthday on Saturday.
"She was known on the block. Everybody knew her, she was a strong little girl and I’m going to miss her,” said neighbor Tiara Reeves.
Kadejah was a 6th grader at University YES Academy in Detroit. Her family says she was a straight A student with a 4.1 and she wanted to be a doctor.
The family is having a vigil for the 12-year-old in front of their home at 7p.m. tonight.
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