Man charged with first-degree murder of 12-year-old Richmond girl

Posted at 4:49 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 18:53:25-04

RICHMOND, Va.  – A third person wanted for the murder of 12-year-old Amiya Moses was recently captured by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Davarn “DJ” Hancock was captured on Feb. 17, 2016. He was later charged with first-degree murder, homicide, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and maliciously shooting at an occupied building, according to court records.

Moses died days before Christmas, in 2015, when she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting at her Northside apartment complex.

Davarn “DJ” Hancock was captured on Feb. 17, 2016

Davarn “DJ” Hancock was captured on Feb. 17, 2016

Multiple witnesses said that the young girl was standing outside when a car drove up and someone started shooting. Investigators said the shooting was part of an ongoing neighborhood dispute.

Hours after the shooting, two Henrico men were arrested. Dwight Q. Jackson, 20, and Shaquille D. Maxwell, 20, both of Windomere Avenue, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Dwight Q. Jackson (Left) and  Shaquille D. Maxwell (Right). PHOTO: Richmond Police

Dwight Q. Jackson (Left) and Shaquille D. Maxwell (Right). PHOTO: Richmond Police

A third suspect was never mentioned by police though they had previously mentioned that more charges were expected.

Moses, a sixth grader at Henderson Middle School, had just turned 12, on Dec. 3.

Amiya Moses

Her mother said she was loved by everyone and could light up a room.

"My baby was going to be in lights, she wanted to sing, she wanted to dance," Kele Wright said.

“I want her legacy to be that violence is not the key,” she said. “The community needs to stand up and stop the violence, stop everything, you see something don’t be scared to go say something. Violence leads to people burying their loved ones when it’s not their time,” she added.



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