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Old 07-18-2020, 05:21 AM
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Hamilton police arrest man in connection with shooting death of 17-year-old
Thu., July 16, 2020



Crime
Hamilton police arrest man in connection with shooting death of 17-year-old


Thu., July 16, 2020

A 21-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl early Wednesday morning that police say appears to have been caused by “recklessness.”


Police have identified the victim as Myah Larmond, a high school student in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board who lived with her mother in the city.



Shortly after 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, police were responded to a 911 call at 16 St. Matthews Ave. When officers arrived at the home, they found a teenage girl suffering from a gunshot wound.

She was taken to Hamilton General Hospital in life-threatening condition and died around 9:30 a.m., said Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk of the major crime unit.

Larmond did not live in the home where she was shot but knew at least one person who did.

Police said officers working overnight on the investigation were able to identify a suspect in Larmond’s death.



The suspect was located near the scene by officers and was arrested at 2:35 a.m. on Thursday, according to a media release.

Devante Skye-Davis, 21, who appeared at John Sopinka Courthouse by video Thursday, has been charged with manslaughter, according to Mateja Anic, supervisor of court operations.

Skye-Davis was remanded into custody until a bail hearing set for July 23.

“At this time, the evidence supports an element of carelessness and recklessness by the accused,” stated the release. “There is currently no evidence to suggest the victim was the intended target.”

Family ‘hysterical’ after death

On Wednesday, Bereziuk said Larmond’s family was “extremely distraught, they’re hysterical, you can imagine getting this information.”

Dana Vickers, a friend of Larmond’s, told The Spectator that the teen had a personality that “glowed” and that she was “liked by everyone.”

“Myah loved to love and loved to make sure others felt her love,” said Vickers, in a Facebook message. “She was a whole angel in every aspect.”

Unanswered questions

As of Thursday, police had not yet provided any details about what transpired in the house prior to the shooting.

Bereziuk said investigators believed there were as many as five people inside the main area of the home when the gun went off. Police were initially looking for two males in their early 20s that were said to have fled out the back door of the home.

It’s unclear if they are looking for any additional suspects.

Police have not confirmed any relationship between Larmond and Skye-Davis but Vickers said the pair had “dated.” She could not confirm for how long and if they were still in a relationship at the time of the shooting.

People that were in the house at the time of the shooting have been advised to come forward to police. Bereziuk said the home was not known to police so the shooting was “a bit of a shocking event,” he said.

On Wednesday, a pool of blood could be seen on the sidewalk, with a trail of blood leading up the front stairs and further into the home.

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