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Police and fire


Records detail bar shooting

Victim shot 3 times, beaten, called 'snitch': Court papers

Adonis Dominique Robinson
Christopher Javon Sewell

When Marvin Davis Jr. saw the three men among a large group walking up to the bar, he knew it wasn't going to be good to stay there.

Soon, threatening words and less than cordial looks were being thrown his way.

He went to round up some of his friends to leave, but as he tried to make his way out, Davis was confronted.

Within seconds, he was shot three times – one bullet severing his middle finger, others hitting his foot and hip – before being stomped, hit and kicked while on the ground.

His crime: being labeled a snitch by local gang members.

Those are some of the details that emerged in newly released court documents regarding a shooting inside Peanuts early on March 30.

This flash of violence at the bar, in the Marketplace of Canterbury along St. Joe Road, left Davis injured but alive and two men in custody.

It also included shots being fired at a crowd of patrons and bar employees, according to Allen Superior Court documents.

Adonis Dominique Robinson, 24, is accused of being the man who shot Davis and is facing a preliminary charge of attempted murder as well as other counts, including one felony charge of criminal gang activity.

Christopher Javon Sewell, a 26-year-old with Robinson at the time, is charged with preliminary counts of felony battery and criminal gang activity.

Sewell is accused of being one of two men who hit and kicked Davis in the head while he bled from his wounds on the barroom floor.

So far, Robinson and Sewell – who police say belong to a gang called PAC – are the only two charged with crimes in the shooting.

According to the court documents, Davis later told detectives the shooting and subsequent beating stemmed from a prior incident involving Robinson.

Though details were not specific in the court documents, Davis was with Robinson on some prior occasion while Robinson was carrying two guns.

Davis alerted police about the guns "in an effort to stop a shooting," court documents said.

Fast forward to Sunday morning, March 30, around 2:15. Davis was outside Peanuts smoking with friends.

A group of people approached that includes Sewell, Robinson and at least two others Davis recognized as gang members.

As Davis tried to leave, he was confronted by Sewell and another man near the ATM inside the bar.

Surveillance cameras then catch Robinson walking up to Davis with a handgun and pointing it to his head.

"I ought to kill you right now, you snitch," is what Robinson said at that point, Davis told detectives.

About 10 people in that area of the bar were trying to keep the three men apart.

A DJ for Peanuts even tried to shove Davis away from the gun, according to court documents.

Davis and the DJ ran toward the front of the bar, according to court documents, and that's when Robinson opened fire.

After Davis was hit, he fell to the floor. Robinson fired more shots, the court documents said, then begins backing out the door while firing more shots.

That's when Sewell and another man began to beat Davis, according to court documents, yelling "PAC" as they did so.

Robinson and Sewell would be arrested at a home in the 5100 block of Lillie Street, but only after officers with the Fort Wayne Police Gang and Violent Crimes Unit as well as the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force surrounded the home.

Days after being treated for his injuries, Davis went to police headquarters and identified Robinson and Sewell as being involved in the shooting.

Both remain in the Allen County Jail.