Detroit's Most Wanted: Antonio Davis

Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 23:18:34-04

Police have been searching for a man accused of a heinous crime for more than three years.

The U.S. Marshals say Antonio Davis is a lifelong criminal now wanted for armed robbery, carjacking and his involvement in a shooting and killing a small puppy with his bare hands.

That’s why they’ve turned up the heat to catch this dangerous fugitive.

“Antonio Davis has been off the radar since 2014 so we’ve been looking for this guy for roughly 3 years now,” Deputy U.S. Marshals Aaron Garcia said.

It happened in a Coney Island parking lot on the city’s west side. Police say Antonio Davis and a friend ambushed a man walking out of the restaurant, whipped out a gun demanding his money and keys.

“He has no job, he has no way to get income so he’s probably out doing more armed robberies right now,” Garcia said.

Though the victim complied police say Davis’s partner in crime shot the man in the leg.  The victim took off to find help but police say surveillance video shows Davis pulling the victim’s 9-week-old poodle puppy from the car slamming him to the ground and killing the small dog instantly.

“He has a huge rap sheet,” Garcia said. “Fraud, drugs, armed robbery, more drugs- extensive criminal history all from the City of Detroit and in the Wayne county area.”

Garcia says Davis is easy to spot.

“He has a distinct look, he’s 5’3” 135 pounds, not only that- he has a tattoo right across his neck that says loyalty – you cannot miss this guy,” he said.

And though friends and family are believed to be helping him, Garcia has a message for this wanted fugitive.

“It’s been too long, three years out there living with your head on a swivel looking around wondering if law enforcements coming after you – it’s too long it’s no way to live -come in, surrender like a man,” he said.

There is a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Antonio Davis, you can call the U.S. Marshals anytime at (313) 234-5656 and remember you can remain anonymous.