Prosecutor: Woman will not be charged in fatal gas station shooting

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR – A 40-year-old Taylor woman will not be charged in the Nov. 16 fatal shooting of Tanya Marie Davidson, 40, of Taylor, whom she knew, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Maria Miller said in a Dec. 12 press release that it was determined that the woman acted in lawful self-defense when she shot Davidson at noon Nov. 16 at Marathon Taylor Fuel Stop, 22350 Ecorse Road.

The release said media reports claiming that the two women had argued earlier that day at a Tim Horton’s were investigated by the Taylor police, and could not be substantiated.

The shooter had a concealed pistol license, and the police investigation determined that when Davidson physically attacked the woman inside the gas station, the shooter fired one shot, striking Davidson in the abdomen. Davidson later died at a local hospital as a result of the gunshot wound.

Miller also said a warrant was denied because there was not enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooter committed a crime and was not exercising her lawful right to self-defense.

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