LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This month marks 10 months since 23-year-old Devon Howard was shot and killed inside his Little Rock apartment. He would have turned 24 on Sunday. There are still no suspects or persons of interest.
His girlfriend, Talia Mcclendon, sat down with THV11 to plea for someone to come forward with information so her family can receive justice. Her baby was born March 15, 2018, exactly one month after Howard’s death. Their child's name is Devin, after her father.
"She does not look like me, she looks like her dad to everybody," Mcclendon said.
Howard and McClendon were thrilled to have a baby girl on the way.
“We both wanted a little girl and he was so excited he used to say he’s going to be her favorite because all little girls are daddy’s princesses," Mcclendon said.
February 15, 2018, Howard was home at the Eagle Nest Apartments when, according to police, someone knocked on the door, forcing their way in when Howard answered. Witnesses heard the suspects demanding money and then a gunshot. Howard died on his apartment floor.
“For someone to want to hurt Devon, it just doesn’t seem right. He just wasn’t that type of person," Mcclendon said.
This is still an open investigation, but there are no suspects.
“For them to do what they did and have no remorse, for her to not have her father, or for any of us to not be able to see him again, it’s just upsetting. It’s not right. No family should have to go through this at all,” Mcclendon said.
No detail is too small and Mcclendon is hoping someone will hear her plea and come forward to bring Devon justice.
“It’s not going to bring Devon back, but it would help in some way some to know the person that did this is no longer out there available to do this again. They can’t do it again," Mcclendon said.
Detectives are asking for witnesses and individuals with information to come forward. Even if they feel the information they have is insignificant, detectives need to make that determination. No detail is too small.
Information can be provided anonymously by calling the tip line 501-371-INFO or by calling the Major Crimes Division 501-371-4660. There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved.