Authorities have announced that the ex-boyfriend of a Michigan mom who was tragically shot and killed in front of their daughter at a car dealership where the victim worked has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder.
According to prosecutors, Gregory Keyier-Deniro Davis, 44, also faces multiple assaults and firearms-related charges in relation to the death of Annie Namou, 40.
The incident took place on Saturday morning at the Legend Motors car dealership parking lot in Royal Oak Township, Michigan. It is alleged that Davis used his vehicle to trap Namou, who exited her vehicle in an attempt to seek help.
Prosecutors stated that Davis shot her while she was running away and then fired at close range with a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun. Shockingly, their 10-year-old daughter witnessed the entire ordeal from the passenger seat of her mother’s car.
Later that day, Davis surrendered himself to authorities. It remains unclear whether he has entered a plea or obtained legal representation to comment on his behalf.
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald described the incident as horrific and tragic, emphasizing that on average, 70 women are shot and killed by intimate partners each month in the United States.
She highlighted the alarming nature of the incident, which occurred in a place of business with other employees just a few feet away. McDonald stated that her office has charged Davis with first-degree murder, the most severe charge under Michigan law, and they intend to vigorously prosecute him for his alleged actions.
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