TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A second arrest was made in the murder of 14-year-old Nilexia Alexander, Tampa police announced Thursday night.

TPD said they arrested 45-year-old Robert Quincey Creed Jr on an accessory after the fact – 1st degree murder charge. The Marshals task force took the case, arrested Creed in St. Petersburg and transported him to Pinellas County Jail.

Alexander was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound on Floribraska Avenue on May 6. They arrested Ronny Walker, 44, on a premeditated first-degree murder with a firearm charge on July 7.

TPD said they were able connect Walker’s vehicle as the vehicle in the area around the time of the murder. They also found evidence on his cellphone that placed Nilexia in his car around the time of the murder.

A search of Walker’s vehicle also found Nilexia’s DNA in the car.

Nilexia’s mom, Ashley Alexander said she’s overjoyed after learning of the second arrest.

“I’m happy that we are at a step now that justice really can be served for my daughter,” Alexander said. “We still got a lot more steps to go, but this the biggest help is getting the person off the streets.”

Not a day goes by where she doesn’t think about her daughter. One of the biggest things she’s misses is her smile.

“She was a sweet girl,” Alexander said. “She had her struggles but it should have never caused her her life.”

It’s a fear 13-year-old GiGi Tucker has daily — losing her life. She recalls a recent shooting in her apartment complex in Tampa.

“I want to feel safe in my neighborhood,” Tucker said.

She shared her concerns with Tampa’s Police Chief and the community Thursday.

“We want everyone to feel safe and just to let us know what we need to know to try to curb the violent crime and we’re going to respond appropriately,” Chief Mary O’Connor said.

Alexander believes the community forums are a start to help curb violence in Tampa.

“I think what they’re doing, it would help slow down some of the gun violence,” Alexander said. “It may not stop it, but it could help and definitely get the community to open up and not be scared to speak up.”