Two-time boxing champion Gervonta Davis is preparing for the chance to win another world title this Saturday. On Thursday, however, he took a moment to pay the funeral expenses for 21-year-old Baltimore woman Destiny Harrison, who was fatally shot in her own hair salon over the weekend.
“I only hear about this grief,” tweeted Davis, also from Baltimore, on Thursday. “Prayers and love for her family. If I can pay for the funeral or something … come out! “
Smh! I only hear about this sadness. Prayers and love for her family. If I can pay for the funeral or something … get ours! pic.twitter.com/u0ySzcMPun
– Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) December 26, 2019
Harrison was reportedly killed when someone entered her Madam D Beauty Bar and fired several shots at her 1-year-old, with her gunshot wounds on her head. She died after being taken to a nearby hospital.
The murder occurred earlier this month, according to WMAR, when Harrison indicted two neighbors after catching them stealing goods, including “expensive $ 3,000 hair extensions”; Harrison had said the suspects had become violent when confronted. “I’m afraid for my life and my business,” she reportedly told the authorities.
“It’s incredible that an evil soul would do something like this,” Harrison’s uncle Dewine McQueen told WMAR.
Police say a woman is in a beauty salon tonight at Madam D Beauty Bar on N Milton Ave. Friends on social media say the victim was the owner … pic.twitter.com/r6Q2I9G4du
– Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) December 22, 2019
Two-time world champion Davis initially responded to the news of the tragedy with an offer to pay funeral expenses, while an Instagram story he published later that night confirmed that the funeral payment had been made. Davis’ trainer later confirmed the news with WJZ-CBS Baltimore and found that history had really touched the boxer.
Harrison’s family also set up a GoFundMe site to raise money for their recent expenses. As of Friday, this site had raised more than $ 18,000. “I was very sad to hear the news that a clever, ambitious young mother was gunned down for nothing in her own business,” wrote one contributor. “I send love from Vallejo, CA. I hope you find the people who have done this and karma comes to them. “