Charges dropped against man arrested in 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield's death

Posted at 12:36 PM, Nov 21, 2016

Charges have been dropped against a man arrested in connection with the shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield. 

According to Cuyahoga County court records, charges were dropped Friday against Davon Holmes.

Holmes was arrested last November on an aggravated murder charge. He was eventually indicted on charges of aggravated murder, murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of felonious assault, discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises, and improperly discharging into habitation.

On Oct. 1, 2015, Wakefield was shot in the chest while she sat in her car seat, next to her sister. Wakefield's mother and another family member were in the car with her as well.  

At the time of Holmes' arrest, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said: “The death of a child is something no family should have to endure, and nothing we do can bring baby Aavielle back to her family.  We do hope that the arrest of Davon Holmes brings some peace to the Wakefield family.”

Court documents do not reveal why the case was dismissed. 

The alleged shooter in the case, Charles Caldwell, was arrested in March after turning himself in.

According to court records, charges against Caldwell were also dropped.