Thursday, June 4, 2020

2 men face charges in fatal gas station shooting

Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a third at a Romulus gas station.
According to police reports, officers were called to the Shell station in the 27000 block of Eureka Road near Inkster Road at about 8:35 p.m. May 19 in response to a 911 call that a man had been shot at the location.

When officers arrived on the scene, they observed personnel from the Romulus Fire Department rescue and the City of Taylor rescue teams at the location along with the body of Brian Eugene Davis, a 40-year-old Romulus man who had apparently suffered a gunshot wound. The victim had been pronounced dead at the scene by the medical personnel and was subsequently transported from the gas station parking lot.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Diontay Reece McMillon, 31 of Canton Township and Gerald Stefan Nelson, 50 of Ypsilanti Township, in connection with the fatal shooting of Davis.
It is alleged that the victim was unknown to either defendant and that as Davis approached the defendants' vehicle in the gas station lot, passenger McMillon pulled a weapon and fired, fatally striking the victim. The suspects drove from the scene at a high rate of speeditnesses said. The suspect vehicle was spotted by Taylor police and a car chase ensured when the suspects, traveling west on Ecorse Road, disregarded a red light and subsequently crashed into another vehicle.  Officers from both Taylor and Romulus arrested the pair and officers reportedly recovered a handgun at the scene. 
McMillon has been charged with first degree murder; felon in possession of a firearm; felony firearm and fleeing and eluding - third degree.
Nelson has been charged with fleeing and eluding - third degree.
Both defendants were arraigned May 24 in 34th District Court in Romulus.