HOUSTON – The man accused of fatally shooting a couple and injuring their daughter in southwest Houston on Wednesday will remain in jail with no bond after Tuesday’s court appearance.
Xavier Davis, 28, has been charged with three counts of capital murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Mayor Sylvester Turner said that Houston police are still searching for a second suspect in relation to the shooting.
The shooting happened at an apartment complex located at 12101 Fondren Rd.
Investigators said a 10-year-old girl told relatives a man knocked on the door and when her father answered, he went inside.
Police said the girl played dead and then FaceTimed her grandmother and other relatives around 10:30 p.m. saying she had been shot inside the apartment. The grandmother called the police and when officers arrived, they found the victims, Gregory Carhee, Donyavia Lagway, and the couple’s 6-year-old daughter Harmony, had been fatally shot, investigators said.
The 10-year-old was shot in the arm. Police said paramedics rushed her to the hospital in stable condition. There was also a 1-year-old baby inside the apartment, investigators said. The girl told officers the shooter picked the baby up and put him on the couch before opening fire.
“It’s devastating. My niece, she’s brave, very brave,” Angela Irvin said. “My niece told him he had the wrong apartment and he grabbed the baby out the dad’s arm, sat him on the sofa and that’s when he started shooting.”
“Right now, we don’t have all the details and right now we’re just looking for a suspect to see what happened,” Assistant Chief Patty Cantu with the Houston Police Department said.
The couple also has an 8-year-old son that was not home during the shooting, investigators said.
“I don’t really know who would want to hurt them because I mean, they were good people,” said Manda Lagway, who told us she is Donyavia’s mother.
Some balloons and candles were left outside the apartment. Family members said they want justice for their loved ones.
“Whoever knows something or heard something, please just contact the police or just come forward or something,” Manda Lagway said.
Detectives say there is surveillance video, so they’re hoping it’ll help in the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.