• On Monday morning, Tyler Wingate got in a minor accident with an unknown male in a 2007 Impala
  • The unknown driver is seen on surveillance footage brutally beating Wingate after the wreck
  • Witnesses left Wingate to die after his attacker was dragged off of him
  • A Go Fund Me for the family has raised over $14,000 to help the family with funeral costs

UPDATE: Detroit police have named Lawrence Davis as the man responsible for murdering 24-year-old Tyler Wingate. Police are looking for any information related to Davis’ location.

Early Monday morning, 24-year-old Tyler Wingate was brutally beaten to death following a minor car accident that occurred on the west side of Detroit. A nearby gas station’s surveillance cameras caught both the wreck and the beating on video.

What We Know

Wingate, originally from Berkley, was driving a 2011 Buick Regal when he got in an accident with a 2007 Chevy Impala. Following the wreck, the unidentified driver walked up to Wingate and punched him in the face. Several witnesses saw the attack and watched as Wingate fell to the ground.

FOX 2 reported that Wingate is seen trying to get up, but was repeatedly hit and kicked back to the ground. A witness eventually pulled the attacker off Wingate. Wingate’s attacker tried to swing at the witness as well. Everybody then walked away from the accident and left Wingate on the ground to die.

Go Fund Me For Tyler Wingate’s Family

A Go Fund Me campaign was launched to help the family with funeral costs. The campaign, simply titled “Losing Tyler,’ has raised over $14,000 of the $20,000 goal. According to the campaign’s description, Wingate was known for his “contagious smile, constant good spirit and loving character.”

Just before 2AM on July 22nd, 2019, our friend, brother, nephew, son, Tyler was brutally beaten to death on Detroit’s Westside by a so far unidentified man after a car accident. Tyler was known for his contagious smile, constant good spirit and loving character. All of Oakland county knows and loves the Wingate family. Though the loss of Tyler will never be easy, help for the costs of the funeral, etc will allow one less thing for the Wingate family to think about during this time of grieving.

Campaign Description Via Go Fund Me

The Detroit Police Department is currently looking for any information on Wingate’s killer. His killer is described as a tall black man with a skinny build driving a 2007 Impala. If anybody has any information on Wingate’s killer, they are asked to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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