Man gets 4 years for involvement in gang shooting, beating

Mug shot of Christopher Sewell Courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man has been sentenced for his involvement in a March 30 beating and shooting at Peanuts Food and Spirits that left a man in serious condition.

Christopher Sewell was sentenced to three years for criminal gang activity and one year for battery.

Original police reports said around 15 other men walked into the bar at 5727 St. Joe Road with Sewell and two other suspects – Adonis Robinson and Demanuel Tompkins. Police previously said the three suspects were the ones directly responsible for the crime, despite the fact they walked in with a large group. Police said two of the suspects beat Marvin Davis, Jr. and one of them shot him multiple times. Doctors said Davis was shot in the finger and above his big toe. A bullet also grazed his hip area. He was in serious, but stable, condition after the shooting.

A witness at the scene told police the group of men who were involved in the shooting were known gang members in Fort Wayne. Police believe the suspects were mad at the victim for telling police that he had seen Robinson with two guns in a previous incident. The entire fight was recorded on the bar’s surveillance video equipment, according to the affidavit for probable cause.

Mug shots of Adonis Robinson (left) and Demanuel Tompkins (right) courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department.
Mug shots of Adonis Robinson (left) and Demanuel Tompkins (right) courtesy the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

Adonis Robinson currently has a trial scheduled for September 9. He faces the following charges:

  • Attempted murder, class A felony
  • Aggravated battery, class B felony
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, class B felony
  • Battery committed by means of a deadly weapon, class C felony
  • Criminal recklessness, class D felony
  • Criminal gang activity

Demanuel Tompkins pleaded guilty to criminal gang activity and battery on August 22. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 19.


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