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Search continues in Davenport murder - one year later
SANTA ROSA COUNTY -- A year to the day, Santa Rosa County deputies are still searching for a killer.
31 year old Phillip Davenport was found shot to death on his front lawn in Navarre just after midnight on March 7th 2013.
Some neighbors say they heard as many as six shots fired then heard a car drive off and a woman scream.
'It's been a year to the day since Phillip Davenport was shot and killed on the front porch of his home and his family is still asking questions about who killed him."
Regina Davenport McCants "Today will make 12 months that Phillip has been gone and it's been hard."
Not a day goes by Regina McCants doesn't think about her son Phillip Davenport..
She days he was a family man married with three young children.
On March 7th 2013 Phillip had just returned to his home in Navarre from grocery shopping..
When he was attacked neighbors say they heard 6 gun shots..
"The person that took Phillips life had to of staked Phillip out.had to of known a little bit about Phillip because it's not an area you just stumble up on."
Phillips son watched out the window as his father died..
"My baby witnessed his daddy die in the front yard. I didn't see it and I think about it all the time and I can just only imagine what goes through his mind."
His step father who raised him says he misses seeing his son..
Richard McCants "People think I don't hurt because I'm this and I'm that, but everyday when I look at that little boy Keshawn it hurts me and whoever did it needs to come forward and justice be done."
Santa Rosa County investigators say they are not any closer to solving his murder..
But they have partnered with the Escambia and Okaloosa County Sheriffs departments.
Regina says she has found peace.
'I've been praying and asking God not to let any malice be in my heart because I know it's just a matter of time they are going to find out who did it and I don't want to be mad I don't want to be angry about it."
She has also started an organization reaching out to youth educating on gun violence.
"If I could just prevent another child from doing what the ones did that took my sons life."
The case may not have any breaks but the Phillips family is not giving up.
"It's going to come. I've got hope."
"If you have any information about this case you're asked to call the Santa Rosa County sheriffs department or Crime Stoppers at 437-STOP."