Lawrence Davis Remanded to Jail with No Bond in Beating Death of Tyler Wingate

DETROIT, MI – Lawrence James Davis, 23-years-old, of Detroit, faced a judge today and has been formally charged in connection with the fatal beating of Tyler Jordan Wingate, 24-years-old, of Berkley.Lawrence Davis

Lawrence Davis was arrested at about 1:00PM on July 30th, 2019. He was taken into custody by Detroit Police without incident in the 23500 block of W. 8 Mile.

Davis was arrested in northwest Detroit on Tuesday afternoon at the Bonnieview Apartments after being on the run for a week after the car accident and beating death of Tyler Wingate.

On Monday July 22nd, 2019, sometime after 1:00 a.m., Tyler Wingate and his passenger were driving northbound on Livernois Avenue when they crashed into another vehicle. Wingate and the passenger exited the vehicle and walked into the gas station parking lot. It is alleged that Lawrence Davis, struck the victim in the head and, after the victim fell, continued to strike him and kick him. Davis then fled the scene on foot.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. on the same day, Detroit police officers were dispatched to the area of West Davison and Livernois Avenue in response to a call about a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers observed Mr. Wingate lying on the ground unresponsive in the parking lot of a gas station located in the 13500 block of Livernois. The officers also observed two vehicles nearby with apparent accident damage.

Medics arrived on the scene, and transported Tyler Wingate to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lawrence Davis was arraigned and remanded to jail today. The Probable Cause Conference is on August 14, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and the Preliminary Examination is on August 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., both hearings are before Judge Lynise Weeks Bryant in 36th District Court at 1:00 p.m.

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