A Maryland funeral director allegedly shot and killed a pallbearer at the funeral of a murdered 10-year-old girl.
Arianna Davis was buried in Washington National Cemetery when Wilson Chavis, 48, owner of Compassion and Serenity Funeral Home, was involved in an altercation with two people affiliated with a funeral home with whom he had a business dispute. Davis told WRC-TV that Chavis shouted, “This body belongs to me,” before fatally shooting 30-year-old Ronald Banks.
The Chavis Funeral Company was handling Davis’s burial. Davis was shot in Washington, DC on Mother’s Day when a stray bullet struck her as she was driving home. She died a few days later, according to WTOP.
Davis’ mother told WRC-TV that a woman was also shot in the leg during her daughter’s funeral.
Prior to the shooting, Chavis allegedly pushed the pastor as attendees gathered around Davis’s grave. After Chavis was confronted by his driving, he backed up and tripped over a concrete cover. Chavis then stood up and fired two shots, hitting Banks and the woman, OMCP reported.
Chavis is charged with first and second degree murder. No arrests have been made in the shooting death of Davis.
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[Featured image: Arianna Davis/DC Police Department; Wilson Chavis/Prince George’s Police Department]
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