Damien Davis faces prices of reckless murder with a motorized vehicle, driving on a revoked license, dashing 35-plus mph over the velocity restrict, disregarding a site visitors gentle and different site visitors violations after 1-year-old Jamyah Harris was killed in a hit-and-run crash Might 27.
It occurred within the 300-block of South Western Avenue simply after midnight.
Chicago police stated a black Chrysler 300 was driving north on Western, when the driving force rear-ended a black Toyota sedan that was double-parked on the road.
CPD stated the Chrysler continued driving, and struck a number of parked automobiles, earlier than the driving force, who police stated is Davis, jumped out and ran.
A 1-year-old woman, later recognized as Jamyah Harris, who was sitting within the entrance seat of the Toyota along with her mom, was rushed to Stroger Hospital, the place she later died.
Davis was arrested simply after 11:45 a.m. Wednesday by the USMS Nice Lakes Regional Activity Drive in the identical block the place he lives, Chicago police stated.
Rachel Harris recalled how she would do something for her solely granddaughter.
“We purchased her something and every thing. We simply spoiled her,” she stated.
Jamyah’s mom, 18-year-old Ahmaya Miles, and one other passenger within the automobile refused medical remedy on the scene. It’s all an excessive amount of for Miles. She listened as her mom described her solely grandchild. The household needs justice for the toddler.
Chicago philanthropist Early Walker introduced a $5,000 reward for data regarding the particular person chargeable for killing Harris. Walker additionally stated his group can be protecting the household’s funeral bills for child Harris.
“This isn’t only a easy hit-and-run. You killed a 1-year-old little one,” Walker stated. “This needs to be on each Chicagoan’s radar to help with this investigation. I am hopeful that with the reward cash, telephones will start to ring inside the places of work of the Chicago Police Division.”
Witnesses, who didn’t wish to give their names, stated one of many girls took the child into one of many models in a close-by condominium advanced after the crash however earlier than ambulances arrived.
Witnesses stated they had been horrified by what they noticed.
Some neighbors heard the crash simply earlier than police stated the driving force of the Chrysler jumped out of the automobile and ran off.
The Chicago Police Main Accidents Unit is investigating and reviewed surveillance video from the world.
Davis is due in courtroom Thursday.
The video within the participant above is from an earlier report.
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