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Family comments on the arrest of suspects by Little Rock police who are suspected of shooting 15-year-olds



Little Rock, Arkansas – Following the discovery of a sixth arrest related to the shooting death of 15-year-old Davin Chance Bizzell-Holmes, a family is seeking justice and answers.

On October 14, 2022, a shot spotter activation occurred on Washington Street. Around five o’clock in the evening, the Little Rock Police Department arrived to discover two teenagers shot inside a car in front of the 12th Street Station.

There were also additional gunshots reported at that time by locals.

“I received a phone call, the worst phone call that a mother can receive,” LaTracy Bizzell said.

Davin’s mother, LaTracy Bizzell, and his aunt, LaTiffany Bizzell, were only four blocks away from the scene and were unaware of the incident.

LaTracy Bizzell remembers feeling powerless when they first got on the scene of the active incident.

“I seen my son slumped over in the car and I tried to get to my baby, but I couldn’t reach him,” Bizzell said.

LaTiffany Bizzell finds it difficult to watch her sister suffer.

“It’s been extremely hard, it’s challenging, to see my sister mentally just fall apart,” LaTiffany said.

fifteen years old Before the police could get to the scene, Davin Chance Bizzell-Holmes was shot and died. One further victim, a 15-year-old who had been taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds, was discovered alive, according to the police.

“This is the worst feeling in the world for a mother to lose their child,” LaTracy Bizzell said.

Charles Gantt III, 16, Markeise Murphy, 19, Taquan Porter-Baker, 22, and Bryant Thompson Jr., 23, were all taken into custody by Little Rock Police Department officials for their roles in the October 2023 shooting on Washington Street.

Darrius Donahue was the fifth individual detained on January 10. On Saturday, February 17, 24-year-old Courtney Hood was placed under arrest, marking the sixth arrest.

According to officers, the suspects are accused of first-degree violence and capital murder.

“I’m not sure why my son was murdered. I haven’t received any answers,” LaTracy Bizzell said.


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