☷Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( By Press Release office)
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Davis Admits to Possessing Firearm at Huntington New Year’s Day 2020 shooting HUNTINGTON , W . Va . – Kymoni Davis , also known as “Money , ” 33 , of Redford , Michigan , pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm . According to court documents and statements made in court , Davis admitted to possessing a Ruger & Co . , model P95 DC , 9mm pistol on January 1 , 2020 . Davis had been ejected from a New Year’s Eve party at the Kulture Hookah Bar in Huntington on December 31 , 2019 . Sometime after midnight , Davis returned to the bar and fired the pistol through the front door , injuring seven individuals . Davis then fled the scene . The shooting was captured on surveillance video , which along with statements from witnesses helped to identify Davis . Spent casings at the scene collected by law enforcement officers were later matched with a firearm seized by Charleston Police officers in an unrelated investigation . Davis was arrested in the Detroit area several months later and returned to West Virginia . Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition . Davis knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his prior felony convictions for uttering and publishing in Kalamazoo County , Michigan , Circuit Court on March 26 , 2018 , false pretenses with intent to defraud in Kent County , Michigan , Circuit Court on May 24 , 2018 , and delivering a check without account in Wayne County , Michigan , Circuit Court on January 25 , 2019 . Davis is scheduled to be sentenced on December 19 , 2022 , and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison , three years of supervised release , and a $250 , 000 fine . “This conviction shows that this office will not tolerate this type of violence around Huntington or any other part of this district , ” said United States Attorney Will Thompson . “I commend the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms and Explosives ( ATF ) and the Huntington Police Department for their investigative work and Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey for prosecuting the case . ”“Protecting the public is ATF’s top priority , ” said Special Agent in Charge Shawn Morrow of ATF’s Louisville Division . “Working with local police to provide federal resources , like the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network , is one of the ways we accomplish our mission . This case demonstrates how violent offenders are removed from the street when they use firearms to commit violent crimes . I commend Huntington Police Department , ATF’s Charleston Field Office , and the prosecution team for their work to bring justice to the victims in this case . ”“The Huntington Police Department , along with the U . S . Attorney’s Office , ATF and the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office worked tirelessly to apprehend and prosecute Kymoni Davis , ” said Huntington Police Chief Karl Colder . “I am thankful for the partnerships we have with these agencies that lead to such successful outcomes and protect Huntington from this type of gun violence and violent individuals . I also want to thank each of the individual detectives , agents and prosecutors who devote so much time and effort into these violent cases . We will continue working with the Cabell County Prosecutor’s Office to pursue state charges , which will include several violent felonies related to the events of that evening . ”United States District Judge Robert C . Chambers presided over the hearing . This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) , a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence , and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone . On May 26 , 2021 , the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities , supporting community - based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place , setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities , and measuring the results . A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia . Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No . 3:20 - cr - 18 .
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