Alarie Ronald Davis died after saving Victoria Davis from assault, Detroit, Michigan, February 26, 2006. Ms. Davis, 53, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car that was parked on the street in a residential neighborhood. A man armed with a shotgun opened the driver’s door, sat in the driver’s seat, and, placing his hand on the keys in the car’s ignition, told her that he was taking the car. Ms. Davis grasped the assailant by the hand and screamed, alerting her husband, 54, disabled maintenance worker, who was across the street in that vicinity. Davis ran to the car as the assailant exited and stood beside it. When the assailant ordered him to get into the car, Davis grasped the barrel of the gun and struggled against the assailant for control of the weapon. The assailant pulled the gun away and fired twice, striking Davis, then he walked from the scene. Davis went to a nearby house for help and collapsed. He was taken to the hospital, where he died of his gunshot wounds the following day. The assailant, who had killed a woman in a church during services just before the assault on Ms. Davis, died by his own hand later that day.
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