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Man arrested in Indy woman's shooting death previously threatened to kill her

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Jan 22, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly two months before she was shot and killed, an Indianapolis woman reported to police that her husband had threatened to kill her during a domestic dispute.

According to records filed in Marion Superior Court, Ashley Davis reported to police that she had gotten into an argument and was assaulted by her 35-year-old husband. It happened Nov. 15, 2020 in the 3900 block of Boulevard Place.

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Davis told police she had taken her husband to his mother's house to get some clothing. After they left, Davis said her husband reportedly starting talking about issues he is having with people in the neighborhood and he was very angry and threatening. When they got home, he became angry when he couldn't find his cell phone, and believed he had left it on the charger and blamed her 10-year-old niece for taking the phone. Davis said her husband started to argue with her and she told him it was probably in the car. She called it and they found it had fallen down inside the seat.

When they were back in the house, Davis told police she asked if he was going to apologize for accusing her niece and he became more angry and grabbed her purse and took her wallet. She told police she grabbed the wallet and they tussled for control. Davis said her husband then pulled a black revolver from his pocket and raised it into the air and said words to the effect of "You gonna make me kill you!"

According to court records, Davis' husband was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and intimidation, both felonies, and domestic violence, a misdemeanor, stemming from the incident.

Nearly two months after that incident, Davis was shot and killed in the 3900 block of Boulevard Place on Jan. 12. According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, her 35-year-old husband was arrested in connection with the case. Formal charges stemming from her death have not yet been filed by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.