Leroy Davis

Leroy Davis (Photo Crime Stoppers)

Cold Case: Who Gunned Down Entrepreneur During Visit To Detroit?

July 27, 2018 - 11:49 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Grieving family members and police are hoping a tip from the public can help track down a killer. 

Leroy Davis, who went by "Sean," was gunned down at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2015, in front of a Family Dollar store at the intersection of Tireman Ave. and the Southfield service drive in Detroit.

According to the family, the 35-year-old man was expecting to meet a friend but arrived a little early, and was waiting outside the store when an unknown suspect approached and

Leroy Davis
Leroy Davis (Photo Crime Stoppers)
opened fire -- killing Davis where he stood.

A Detroit-native who'd moved to Arizona, Davis was back in the city visiting his family and had planned to return to AZ the very next day.

He attended Cody High School in Detroit, where he was member of their championship basketball team, before going on to study Business Administration at ITT Technological Institute.Davis was an entrepreneur who ran a recording studio and a t-shirt business under the name of “Black Diamond.”  Before leaving Detroit, he would volunteer his time at Triumph Church helping to feed the homeless.

Davis left behind a wife and two children: a 12-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son.

With no arrests, no new leads and no suspects in the case nearly three years later, Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 for the tipster with information the leads to an arrest. 

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted online at this link, or by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370). As always, tipsters may stay 100 percent anonymous, will not be asked their name, to speak to police or to testify in court.