Man wanted in connection with deadly beating after crash in Detroit

Man wanted in deadly beating after Detroit crash

DETROIT – Police are looking for 23-year-old Lawrence James Davis after he allegedly fatally attacked 24-year old Tyler Wingate.

Police said the attack happened Monday at 1:50 a.m. at the Pure Gas Station at the intersection of West Davision and Livernois in Detroit.

Police said this all happened after a car crash involving Davis and Wingate. Witnesses said Wingate got out of his 2011 Buick Regal after the crash and that's when he was attacked.

Tyler Wingate (WDIV)

Local 4 obtained surveillance video from the gas station. The video shows Davis walking up to Wingate and punching him. You then see Wingate fall to the ground. Davis starts kicking and punching Wingate multiple times. 

Police said Wingate died at the scene. 

Friends of Wingate started a GoFundMe page called Losing Tyler to help pay for funeral costs.

A friend of the family said Wingate played basketball and loved the outdoors. She said this is a tough time for the family and he will be missed by family and a lot of friends. 

Lawrence James Davis, 23. (Detroit police)

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Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. Prior, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force.