Mother of man killed calling on suspect to turn himself in

by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - The mother of a 24-year-old man who was shot to death is calling on the suspect to turn himself in to police in Rock Hill.

Investigators said Donquavious Davis shot and killed Santario McCoy on Baker Street just after midnight Sunday.

Friends of McCoy said the shooting occurred because of a woman. They said McCoy was dating Davis’ former girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child.

“We were playing video games at my friend’s house,” said Kadeem Cobb. “I was there and so was McCoy and his girlfriend and a couple of other people."

Cobb said someone knocked on the door and McCoy got up to answer it.

"He (McCoy) opened the door and Davis punched him in the face, then shot him in the chest and ran away," said Cobb. “It happened so fast. I can’t believe one minute we were playing video games and then the next he’s dead.”

Cobb said McCoy died before paramedics arrived.

"What was he thinking?" asked Lynette Mullins, who is McCoy's mother. "Did he suffer?"

Mullins said McCoy had just started a new job at a warehouse last week. She said he also had three children, ages three, two and 10 months.

"He was so excited to throw a big party for both of his daughters in September," said Mullins. "Now, his children will have to grow up without their father. It's senseless. He was a good father. His family loved him."

A murder warrant has been issued for Davis, who has a listed address of 334 Freidheim Road in Rock Hill.

Police said he's 19 years old, 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

Channel 9 dug into Davis’ criminal past. According to court documents, he was arrested in 2011 for attempted murder and on a weapons charge. However, that case was dismissed. 

In 2012, court documents show Davis pleaded guilty to assault, larceny and trespassing. 

Channel 9 also looked into McCoy’s criminal background and found a civil case from 2012 that has since been settled.

Police said Davis is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators said his whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or York County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.