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Gunman admits shooting 'snitch' as gang member


He’s been shot. He’s been convicted of gun charges and armed robbery.

Now Adonis Robinson, of the 6400 block of Hessen Cassel Road, is an admitted gang member who shot a man he labeled a “snitch” inside a Fort Wayne bar.

On Thursday, Robinson, 24, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and criminal gang activity, charges stemming from the March 30 shooting of Marvin Davis Jr.

Shot and beaten inside Peanuts, 5731 St. Joe Road, Davis was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Also formally charged was Christopher Javon Sewell, 26, of the 5100 block of Lillie Street. He faces a felony charge of battery, accused of beating Davis after Robinson allegedly shot him, as well as a charge of criminal gang activity.

Demanuel Dewayne Tompkins, 27, was charged with felony battery, criminal gang activity and misdemeanor battery. Both Sewell and Tompkins pleaded guilty to criminal gang activity and misdemeanor battery. Robinson was scheduled to stand trial next week in Allen Superior Court.

The three men walked into Peanuts about 2:15 a.m. March 30. Security surveillance video showed Sewell and Tompkins confronting Davis while Robinson walked up behind Davis and put a handgun to his head.

As Davis fled the bar, Robinson opened fire, striking Davis in the hand, the foot and the hip. As Davis lay on the floor bleeding, Sewell and Tompkins began hitting and kicking him, according to court documents.

Throughout the attack, Sewell and Tompkins were heard yelling “PAC,” the name of a local gang, according to court documents.

Last week, Sewell was sentenced to three years in prison on the charges. Tompkins will be sentenced at later date.

Under the terms of Robinson’s plea agreement with prosecutors, whatever sentence he faces is left to the discretion of a judge.

The aggravated battery charge is a Class B felony and carries a potential penalty of six to 20 years in prison.

The sentences on the two charges will be served at the same time, according to court documents.

Additional charges against Robinson of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, battery and criminal recklessness will be dismissed at sentencing.

During Thursday’s hearing, a woman sat in the front row holding a very young infant girl. She held the baby up to Robinson every time he looked in the direction of the gallery.