Kameka Springfield mother of Ava Phillips

The mother of 7-year-old Ava Phillips has been arrested in connection to her shooting death over the weekend. 

Kameka Springfield, 44, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Police said Kameka’s daughter, Ava was shot in the head during a family gathering at the Camden Vantage Apartments around 10:20 p.m. on Saturday (August 27).

According to a warrant, during a dispute, Kameka assaulted DeShon Collins with a gun. 

DeShon has arrest warrants for murder, cruelty towards children, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He is still at large and his relationship to Kameka Springfield and Ava Phillips is unknown at this time.

Kameka appeared before a judge on Monday and her bond was denied.

A candlelight vigil was held on Tuesday night in honor of Ava with about 80 people in attendance.

Her father, Jonathan Phillips, is devastated.

Ain’t nothing gonna bring my baby back but you know it’s good to see the city showed up, showed support, gave support,” he said.

“She liked the window seat on the plane. She liked the front seat of the car. She liked to order first in the restaurant. That’s my baby girl. She was the boss man,” he said. ” She ran the show. Glad I got to do what I did with her. We did a lot of traveling, Cali and Mexico and things like that. I showed her a lot before she left. Seven is young but I showed her a lot.”

“Stop the senseless violence man. Like, my baby died over some crazy stuff, crazy that really could have been avoided,” Ava’s dad said.

Watch the news report below.

The family of Ava Phillips has launched a GoFundMe to cover her final arrangements. 

My sincerest condolences and prayers to the Phillips family. 

Source: 11 Alive

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