TPD upgrades shooting charge to felony

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 6, 2000

Staff Writer

The Troy man arrested on July 31 after a shooting in which a child was injured is facing felony charges.

Lavoy Davis, 22, was originally arrested on charges of reckless endangerment after he allegedly shot into a pickup truck on Washington Avenue. Those charges have since been upgraded to discharging a gun into an unoccupied vehicle, a Class C felony, said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

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The charge was upgraded on Aug. 1. Bond was set at $30,000.

The incident was reported to police at approximately 6:30 p.m. and paramedics were able to treat the 9-year-old girl, who had been playing in the yard, for a minor hand injury at the scene.

Just 17 minutes later, officers were dispatched to Moulton Court to a call of someone shooting into an occupied dwelling. Then, officers returned to Washington Avenue because of a another report of someone shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Davis is the only suspect who has been charged in connection with the incidents reported last Monday night, all of which occurred in the same area of the city.

Everage said police believe all three incidents are related and more arrests are expected. The cases are still under investigation by the Troy Police Department Detective Division.

Detectives have also been working on another shooting incident reported this past week.

Tony Green, 24, of Troy has been charged with attempted assault, first degree after allegedly firing shots from a vehicle on South Three Notch Street on Aug. 2.

According to police reports, the victim reported he was working on South Three Notch Street when the incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m.

The Class C felony carried a $25,000 bond.