Peanuts shooting suspect pleads guilty

Adonis Robinson makes his way to the Allen County Court House on Thursday, September 4.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A man charged in connection with a shooting and beating at a Fort Wayne bar pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated battery and criminal gang activity for his role in the crime.

Adonis Robinson, 25, and two other men were arrested in April of 2014 after a witness told police a group of men involved in the shooting were known gang members in Fort Wayne.

According to police reports, Marvin Davis, Jr. was playing pool with a friend at Peanuts Food and Spirits, located on St. Joe Road, when at around 2:15 a.m. a group of 15 or 16 men walked in. Davis told police one of the men pointed a gun at his face and said “I am going to kill you.” He told police he fell over and then heard multiple gunshots.

Davis told police the suspects also kicked him in the throat and face and hit him with a beer bottle after they shot him. 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.

Robinson will be sentenced on September 29. He faces a sentence of six to 20 years for aggravated battery and six months to three years for criminal gang activity.

Christopher Sewell, one of the other men arrested, was sentenced to three years for criminal gang activity and one year for battery in August. The third man, Demanuel Tompkins pleaded guilty to criminal gang activity and battery. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 19.

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