The Maryland man charged with murdering his 2-year-old daughter and her mother confessed to lying in wait for the mother and child outside their home early Tuesday and then shooting them each multiple times, court documents show.
Daron Boswell-Johnson, 25, was charged Wednesday in the deaths of NeShante Davis, 26, a beloved elementary school teacher, and their daughter, Chloe Davis-Green. The mother and daughter were shot outside their townhouse about 7 a.m. Tuesday in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Boswell-Johnson, of Forestville, Maryland, was angry over $600 in monthly child support he had been ordered to pay, sources tell News4. He was confirmed to be Chloe’s father in December through a DNA test conducted as part of a paternity suit, sources said.
According to the preliminary investigation, Boswell-Johnson went to Davis’ and their daughter’s home early Tuesday to confront Davis about the child support, officials said Wednesday evening at a news conference.
“This is another tragic case of domestic violence,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. “These are issues that have to be resolved in our families, in this community.”
Boswell-Johnson was arrested Tuesday in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County Interim Police Chief Hank Stawinski said. Boswell-Johnson waived his Miranda rights and provided a statement to Prince George’s County police on Tuesday in which he confessed to the crime, according to court documents.
He told police he drove to Davis’ home, parked down the street and waited for her to exit. Boswell-Johnson told police he then approached Davis at gunpoint and demanded she drop the petition he pay her $600 per month in child support. He then shot her and the toddler multiple times, he told police, court documents say.
Witness statements and surveillance video corroborate the confession, police said in court documents.