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Man arrested for killing toddler after month long search

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man wanted for fatally shooting a three-year-old was arrested in D.C. Tuesday morning, Prince George's County police said.

Police spent more than a month searching for Davon Wallace for the shooting death of three-year-old Knijah Bibb in Landover on August 10.

Wallace was captured by D.C. police officers at an apartment on Jasper Road in Southeast, D.C. at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Two adults and four small children were also in the home at the time.

Little Knijah's grandmother, Brenda Bibb, said Wallace is lucky the cops got to him before she did.

"If I was to have seen him, my intentions was to get him," she said.

Brenda Bibb wore a t-shirt with pictures of the toddler at a news conference Tuesday. She was joined by her daughter, Knijah's mother Shadon, who said to the room in a quiet voice, "I'll never be happy without my baby but I just want to say thank you for helping get the killer."

In the 38 days Wallace was on the run, police said they searched for clues from New Jersey to North Carolina, and that the investigation is far from over.

"Anyone who's helped this individual is going to get charged. It's unimaginable that people should support him after this type of crime," Chief Mark Magaw warned.

Knijah would have turned four last week. While Tuesday's news brings some level of closure, Brenda said tomorrow is missing an angel.

"Everybody loved Knijah, everywhere you go...for such a young child, she was loved by the world," Brenda Bibb said.

Wallace faces murder charges and is awaiting extradition back to Maryland. There was a $45,000 reward out for his capture, but police haven't disclosed who might be getting that, if anyone.