Prosecutor: Woman will not be charged in fatal shooting at Taylor gas station

Posted at 2:30 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 18:00:32-05

TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 40-year-old woman will not be charged in the fatal shooting at a Taylor gas station in November, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

Court officials determined the 40-year-old woman acted in self-defense when she fatally shot Tanya Marie Davidson, of Taylor, at the Marathon Gas station on Ecorse.


On Nov. 16 around 12:02 p.m., Taylor police responded to a call of shots fired at Marathon gas station. Police were told two women has gotten into a physical altercation inside the location. After reviewing surveillance footage, it was determined the 40-year-old armed CPL holder was physically attacked by Davidson. During the attack, she fired her weapon, hitting Davidson one time in the abdomen. Davidson was taken to the hospital, where she passed away.

Officials say the warrant was denied due to "insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooter committed a crime, and that she was not acting lawful self-defense."