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FWPD arrests suspect for murder in convenience store homicide; cites tips from public

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- Fort Wayne homicide detectives on Thursday arrested a person they say was the trigger man in Wednesday's homicide, and they credit tips from the public for helping them crack the case.

"Darryl Davis was taken into custody without incident just moments after police arrived at that location to serve the warrant, and is now being taken back to the police station for questioning," Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena told ABC21.

Police served a warrant for 38-year-old Darryl "Antone" Davis, who is preliminarily charged with murder, and investigators are looking for additional suspects.

"We have ID'd some of the other people involved," Rosales-Scatena said.

Fort Wayne homicide detectives arrest a man they say was the trigger man in Wednesday's homicide, and they credit tips from the public for helping them crack the case.

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for detectives investigating Wednesday morning's convenience store shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon Holland.

"We got an avalanche of responses back from the public," she said.

After sharing these security camera photos of five men considered "people of interest" in the homicide, Fort Wayne police are now sifting through all those tips.

"We go from the top down. So if this matches this then they move forward on things a lot quicker than if we have to start from scratch. So they'll start with those really good tips that kind of solidify the information they already have, and then they go from that process and move forward," she said.

Homicide team detectives want to question the men in the images about what happened inside the Quick Shop at the Shell gas station at State and Hobson Road.

Holland died at the scene after being shot in the chest during a brief argument just inside the door.

What investigators would like now is to find people who were in the area in order to help fill in the big picture.

"There's always the possibility that those witnesses are out there, whether someone was sitting on the lot or across the street or watched people run to a certain car or to a certain building. Those are always great tips to have. And then we can kind of combine them with tips that come in and the knowledge of what we have already going through this process with the investigation," Rosales-Scatena said.

She says if previous cases are any indication, the homicide team of detectives will make more arrests soon.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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