“Every month an average of 70 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner in this country," the investigating officer shared.
Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of domestic violence that some readers May find distressing.
A Michigan mother was tragically shot dead at her workplace on the morning of May 20 in the presence of her 10-year-old daughter, who witnessed the horrific incident. Authorities have accused her ex-boyfriend of the murder which took place at the auto dealership where the victim worked. On May 22, prosecutors claimed that Gregory Keyier-Deniro Davis murdered Annie Namou, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his 10-year-old. In connection with the killing of Namou, 40, Davis, 44, has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder as well as several assaults and firearms-related offenses, per PEOPLE.
Man allegedly chases ex-girlfriend and traps her with his car before murdering her with a 12-gauge shotgun in broad daylight as their 10-year-old daughter watches— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) May 24, 2023
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The shooting, according to the prosecution, took place in the parking lot of the Legend Motors auto dealership in Royal Oak Township, Michigan, where Davis is accused of trapping Namou with his car. “The victim exited her vehicle to get help and Davis shot her as she was running away and then shot her again at close range with a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun,” as the couple's kid witnessed the incident from the backseat of her mother's vehicle, according to a news statement.
Later on that day, Davis surrendered to the police. It is unknown whether he filed a plea to the charges or hired a lawyer to speak for him. “This is a horrific and tragic incident,” Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said in a statement. “Every month an average of 70 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner in this country. This event occurred in a place of business where other employees were just a few feet away,” the investigating officer shared.
“My office has charged this individual with first-degree murder, the most serious charge under Michigan law, and we will vigorously prosecute this perpetrator for his alleged actions,” McDonald added. The cold-blooded murder is under investigation as per the outlet as the kins of the deceased are still in shock after the news of her murder came into the picture.
An obituary dedicated to the mum reads, “She was the most caring/loving human being you could ever have met. Her number one love was her daughter all she wanted to do was to make sure her beautiful princess wanted for nothing.” A statement was given by Heather Black, a friend of Namou, “Annie was very hard working and full of life. She will be missed but never forgotten. We love you, Annie,” she concluded.
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Cover Image Source: Facebook | Annie Namou