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Court docs: Surveillance video captures fight, fatal shooting

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Fort Wayne homicide detectives arrest a man they say was the triggerman in Wednesday's homicide, and they credit tips from the public for helping them crack the case.
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Fort Wayne homicide detectives arrest a man they say was the triggerman in Wednesday's homicide, and they credit tips from the public for helping them crack the case.
Stephon Holland
Police say Holland was returning from work when he stopped at the gas station and five men approached him. They say he went to go back inside and there was a brief argument before he was shot in the chest.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A convenience store's surveillance camera captured the moments leading up to a fight and then the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man last week, according to court documents filed in the murder case.

Darryl Antone Davis, 38, is charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of Stephon Holland on Sept. 2 at the Shell station's Quick Stop store on East State Boulevard.

Homicide detectives tracked down and arrested Davis the day after police released surveillance photos in a plea for tips.

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Charging documents against Davis claim the video depicts five men approach the convenience store and confront Holland as he's walking out the door.

Prosecutors say the video shows him go back inside and throw a 2-liter soda bottle onto the floor as he assumes a fighting stance.

After the victim and two men exchange some punches, the video reportedly shows Davis draw a firearm from his waistband, points the gun at Holland and then fires off one round.

Holland died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The security footage then reportedly shows the five men walk away from the gas station and take off toward Baldwin Creek Apartments.

Authorities have since identified the other four men in the surveillance footage.

Once police tracked down Davis, detectives brought him in for an interview.

Davis admitted to police he was in the doorway of the gas station the moment a shot rang out that ultimately took the life of 22-year-old Stephon Holland.

Davis also told detectives he "should have never been there," and that "s*** was crazy."

That's all the accused shooter would let on before he asked for a lawyer and detectives had to stop the interview.

ABC21 has not reviewed the footage and police would not release the video citing a pending investigation.

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Davis is being held on no bond until he can appear for a hearing on Thursday.

Records show Davis was sentenced in 1999 to 35 years in prison following his conviction on a count of robbery with serious injury. Three other counts -- criminal confinement, battery and resisting law enforcement -- were dismissed.

FWPD public information officer Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena told ABC21 last week if previous cases are any indication, the homicide team of detectives will make more arrests soon.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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