• Police say Lawrence Davis is the main suspect in the murder of 24-year-old Tyler Wingate
  • Davis beat Wingate to death around 2:00 am Monday morning following a minor wreck in west Detroit
  • Records show Davis has had his driver’s license suspended multiple times and was not even supposed to be driving at the time of the attack

Detroit police have identified Lawrence Davis as the main suspect in the brutal murder of 24-year-old Tyler Wingate following a minor car accident Monday morning.

A nearby gas station caught the wreck on video and the violent aftermath that followed. Wingate was driving his 2011 Buick Regal and Davis was driving a 2007 Chevy Impala. After the wreck, Davis approached Wingate and punched him in the face.

Davis continued to punch and kick Wingate until a witness finally pulled him off. While being pulled off Wingate, Davis is said to have also punched at the witness. Davis and at least four witnesses left Wingate at the scene to die.

Davis’ driving record shows he has several suspensions and did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the wreck. The Impala he was driving was not even registered in his name.

Relatives of Davis told FOX 2 they were too scared to go on camera. According to his family, Davis’ mother died of cancer when he was 14-years-old. Davis essentially raised himself following her death. His family believes that he likely did punch Wingate out of rage, but did not mean to kill him.

Detroit police are now searching for Davis. People from the community have said Davis should turn himself in. If anybody has any information on Davis’ whereabouts they are asked to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

A Go Fund Me was set up for Wingate’s family and has already raised over $40,000 since it was started.


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