Judge Schedules Trial Date for Murder Defendant in BP Gas Station Shooting Case

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Defendant Davon Evans appeared in reception court in front of Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn on Sept. 6. 

With the advice of his attorney, Deborah Warner-Dennis, he rejected the plea deal offered by the prosecution. The plea offered was a sentence of life, suspending all but 30 years, for murder in the first-degree. 

According to documents from the District Court of Maryland, an officer responded to the scene at a BP Gas Station on the 1900 block of Belair Road in February, after hearing seven consecutive gun shots. Upon arrival, the officer observed three unknown males getting into an unmarked, dark-coloured Honda. He also quickly located another male lying in the middle of the street on the 2300 block of E. North Avenue with a gunshot wound in the back. The victim, identified as Dionte Larry Williams, succumbed to his injuries. 

Through investigation and the use of neighboring surveillance cameras, the vehicle was determined to be registered to Evans. Evans was transported to Baltimore Police Headquarters where he inevitably confessed to his participation as the getaway driver in the murder of Williams. 

Evans is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, firearm use in a felony violent crime, conspiracy to use a firearm in a felony violent crime and three counts of having a handgun in a vehicle.

Due to Judge Phinn’s inability to schedule trials for the new year as of now, a continued hearing date was scheduled for Oct. 12. Phinn expects the new calendar to be open in October.

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