Police: “Snitching” sparked Peanuts shooting

Adonis Robinson (left)  and Christopher Sewell (right) mug shots provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Department
Adonis Robinson (left) and Christopher Sewell (right) mug shots provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Department

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  – New charges have been filed against two gang members who police say shot and beat another man at a Fort Wayne bar. Police said Adonis Robinson, 24, and Christopher Sewell, 26, were mad at the victim for telling police that he had seen Robinson with two guns in a previous incident.

According to court documents, on March 30, Robinson and Sewell walked into Peanuts Food and Spirits, located at 5727 St. Joe Road, and started yelling at Marvin Davis, Jr.

According to the affidavit for probable cause, Robinson went up behind Davis and put a gun to his head. Robinson allegedly told Davis “I ought to kill you right now, you snitch.” Police said in a previous incident, Davis had told officers that he had seen Robinson with two guns in an effort to prevent a shooting.

Davis told police he ran away and Robinson chased him while shooting at him. Police said after Davis was shot, he fell to the ground. Robinson then shot Davis several more times as he lay on the floor.

While Davis was lying on the floor, Sewell came over and began kicking him in the head, face, and body.

According to the probable cause, both Robinson and Sewell are confirmed PAC gang members. Police said during the incident, Sewell was heard yelling “PAC” repeatedly.

Police said there were about 10 people inside of Peanuts at the time of the fight. A DJ at the bar apparently pushed Davis away when Robinson pointed the gun at his head.

The probable cause says the entire fight was recorded on the bar’s surveillance video equipment.

Sewell now faces the following charges:

  • Battery Committed by Means of a Deadly Weapon or Resulting in SBI
  • Criminal Gang Activity
  • Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury

Robinson now faces the following charges:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Aggravated Battery (injury causes protracted loss or impairment)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon
  • Battery Committed by Means of a Deadly Weapon or Resulting in SBI
  • Criminal Recklessness (defendant armed w/ deadly weapon)
  • Criminal Gang Activity

According to court documents, Robinson’s bond was raised to $250,000 on Thursday.

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