“He had a knife, a big knife, a big size. He put it on the counter,” Shehab Faisal, a store employee, told Channel 2 Action News. “He just (asked) me, ‘Can you call the cops?’ I said, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘There’s been an accident.’ He (was) showing me blood on his hands and T-shirt.”
Henderson was arrested and taken into custody without incident and gave police a statement.
“Got into argument with his sister, he began to beat her up, she ran outside and began knocking on neighbor’s door,” Henderson’s arrest warrant states. “He grabbed his knife and ran after her, stabbed her in stomach and blacked out.”
Another sister allegedly witnessed the assault. She told police she saw her brother standing over Keaira and repeatedly striking her in the apartment breezeway, according to police.
Gavin Henderson was charged with murder, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the first degree. He was being held without bond Tuesday at the DeKalb County jail. Henderson does not have an extensive criminal history, but served just over five months in the Fulton County jail from October 2010 until the following April for an aggravated assault charge, records showed.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Jesus Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 678-382-6914.
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