The second suspect in a November murder has been arrested after spending just over four months at large.
Davion Smith, 19, was arrested at the Winthrop Square Apartments at 187 Huntington Street. He is charged with murder, home invasion, and first-degree burglary and was being held on $1 million bond.
Smith is charged with involvement in the , who was killed at his apartment at 252 Montauk Ave. on the morning of Nov. 12. Police arrested 20-year-old Evan Holmes on the same charges later that day at the Days Inn in Old Saybrook.
Chief Margaret Ackley of the said the department received reliable information that Smith was at the apartment on Tuesday evening. They surrounded the apartment and encountered Smith’s 43-year-old mother, Destina Wilbourn. Ackley said that as officers were speaking with Wilbourn, Smith tried to escape out a rear window and was immediately apprehended.
Smith gave the apartment as his address, though his last address as reported by the police was at 93 State Pier Road. Wilbourn, who gave police a Niantic address, was also arrested on a charge of first-degree hindering apprehension. Police also discovered two handguns at the scene.
“This is great work by the detectives and patrol officers,” said Ackley.
According to an affidavit by Holmes’ probation officer, . The woman said Holmes fired two or three shots at Rosa before he and Smith fled. Rosa was taken to , where he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, torso, and genitals.
The witness said she had dated Holmes but that they broke up soon after he went to prison in April of 2010. Holmes was sentenced to 18 months of a five-year prison sentence with two years of probation following an April 2010 incident in which he shot then 17-year-old Idris Elahi in the foot.
The woman said Smith visited her apartment on Nov. 3, the day before Holmes was released from prison, to tell Rosa, the woman, and some of her friends that Holmes was being freed.
Smith has no adult criminal history in Connecticut, according to court records.