Probationer arrested in October gas station homicide on west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 28-year-old Detroit man wanted for his alleged role in an Oct. 1 homicide on Detroit's west side was arrested Wednesday at a probation office, the Michigan Department of Corrections confirmed. 

Antoine Davis is charged with open murder, firearms possession by a felon and two counts of felony firearm in the death of a 35-year-old man named Dontae Evans.

Antoine Davis

The shooting at about 9 p.m. on the 20000 block of West McNichols, at a 76 gas station, was preceded by an argument between Evans and two people, police said at the time. 

Police say the victim got into an argument with at least two men, who police described as between 25 and 30 years old.

During the argument, one of the men stepped out from the back driver-side seat of the vehicle and started firing shots.

Davis was paroled in November 2014, after serving four years of a 4- to 15-year sentence for armed robbery, the result of a plea deal in Wayne County. He completed that parole term in February 2018.

In February of this year, Davis was given an 18-month parole term in an Oakland County case for possession of a fraudulent financial transaction device.

It was his probation meeting Wednesday when Davis was taken into police custody, confirmed Holly Kramer, a spokeswoman for the corrections department.

36th District Court records indicate Davis is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.