27-year-old Gavin Henderson, who moved into Lacota Apartments with his mother, Rochelle, and his siblings after he got out of a Florida prison last year for violent crimes, has been arrested for stabbing his sister to death.
According to Detective Jesus Maldonado who testified before a judge in a Dunwoody court, there “was an altercation about Keaira taking too long in the bathroom, which led to the fighting.”
Keaira Henderson was a 15-year-old student at Alpharetta High School who dreamed of becoming a lawyer, according to a GoFundMe page. “Keaira had a way with words but sadly her voice has been silenced,” the page reads. The suspect had previously pulled a knife on one of his sisters, but no one called the police.
Police say they were first called to a Dunwoody, Ga., apartment complex at around 3:20 p.m. on June 18 after a 911 caller reported someone hitting a teen girl, CBS 46 reported. When police arrived, they found Keaira lying dead in a hallway of her apartment complex suffering from multiple stab wounds, Sgt. Robert Parsons of the Dunwoody Police Department told Fox 5.
Later, a call came in from a nearby store, where Henderson had allegedly walked inside with a hunting knife and asked a clerk to call 911 because there had been an “accident,” according to WSB.
“He had a knife, a big knife, a big size. He put it on the counter,” store worker Shehab Faisal told the station. “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 surrendered to police without incident after stabbing sister, according to Fox 5.
“We recovered a knife at that time that we do believe was the murder weapon,” Parsons told the station.
“I can’t imagine the pain (the family is) going through,” he told WXIA. “The incident itself is horrible and it’s something that’s affected many of our police officers today.”