Vigil held for Detroit father-to-be, gunned down during Water Station robbery

Posted at 10:31 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 23:17:46-05

Dozens gathered to mourn the loss of a beloved Detroit businessman at a vigil Wednesday night.

The vigil for Devin Lewis, the owner of the Water Station, off Woodward near Goldengate, brought out friends, customers and community members.

The vigil was inside the neighboring business, the Psychedelic Healing Shack, and afterward, loved ones with candles walked around the block, stopping outside of the Water Station.

Lewis, his brother and another employee were closing the Water Station on Tuesday night when Detroit Police said they were accosted by two robbers.

The robbers took everything in the register, then forced all three men outside at gunpoint.  Police said Lewis and the other two men believed they were about to be executed.  That’s when Lewis fought back and he was murdered.

He is leaving behind a community that will miss him greatly, and the unborn child he will never meet.

"He had a baby on the way, he will never get the chance to see his child being born,” said Art Foster, Devin Lewis’ friend.

"To take something from him that he would have gave you in the first place is just tragic,” said Foster.

His family has set up a Gofundme account to help with the expenses.  You can donate here. 

DPD is still searching for the two suspects, if you have any information call Crime Stoppers, 1(800) SPEAK-UP.