No Script Javascript is disabled. Please enable it for better working experience.
Advertisement
Monday 08 July, 2024
Advertisement

Ronald Banks was fatally shot as a result of a dispute between the suspect and a competing funeral home, officials

BY Anas Shah Jun 08, 2023. 09:47 pm UPDATED: Jun 08, 2023. 09:47 pm

Advertisement

A pallbearer during the burial of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Washington, DC, on Mother’s Day, was allegedly shot dead by a funeral home owner from Maryland who was disgruntled with another business.

Gunfire broke out on Tuesday while Arianna Davis, who was shot on May 14 while dozing off in her family’s car, was being buried at Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, according to NBC Washington.

Due to a long-running legal disagreement with Freeman Funeral Services, Compassion and Serenity Funeral Home owner Wilson Chavis, 48, is accused of killing Ronald Banks, 30, who acted as a pallbearer at the funeral.

According to Arianna Belk’s mother Antionette Belk, a woman who was Arianna’s cousin was shot in the leg.

According to Prince George’s County police, Chavis, of Hughesville, Maryland, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as attempted murder.

Ronald Banks

The suspect, who supplied services for the funeral, approached a pastor and another individual who were supposedly connected to Freeman Funeral Services, according to Fox 5 DC. This sparked the deadly fight, which then broke out.

According to court records quoted by WUSA 9, Chavis exclaimed, “I’m here for all you b—-a- n——!,” as he stood at the gravestone in front of the pastor.

It is claimed that after saying “This ain’t your f—— funeral home,” he pushed the preacher.

Advertisement

The documents claim that when numerous mourners questioned Chavis about “disrespecting the family,” Chavis retreated, tripped over a nearby concrete vault cover, and fell.

Then, according to officials, he stood back up, removed a revolver from his belt, and started shooting.

Shortly after, the alleged shooter was detained at a traffic stop.

Arianna Davis

“I’m so traumatized that this happened at my daughter’s burial site. I didn’t even get to lay her down, even to put her in the ground, and another incident happened,” Belk told NBC Washington.

“This is so traumatizing to me, my children, my whole family. It’s trauma after trauma,” she said Wednesday.

The grieving mother said Chavis even yelled, “I own this body!” and spat at the pastor before opening fire.

Wilson Chavis According to Fox 5 DC, Glenda Freeman, the owner of Freeman Funeral Services, recently requested a temporary peace order against Chavis for alleged threats and harassment.

She asked for protection for two of her staff members, including the pastor, Joseph Fletcher.

When the petitioner did not show up for an 8:45 a.m. hearing, the interim injunction was revoked early on Tuesday, the day of the incident, according to the outlet.

Advertisement

The funeral home for Freeman and Compassion and Serenity did not reply to the outlet right away.

 

Advertisement

Related Articles

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison
US

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison

In the UK, a female prison guard faces charges after it was...

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal
World

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal

The annoying OnlyFans model claims that she lifted her top because she...

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader
US

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader

Less than three months before her wedding, a 24-year-old elementary school teacher...

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident
US

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident

Military authorities have revealed the identify of the Marine from North Carolina...

Advertisement

Latest News

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison
US

Linda De Sousa Abreu arrested for allegedly filmed having intimate relation with inmate in prison

In the UK, a female prison guard faces charges after it was...

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death
Viral

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death

Local reports state that a well-known beauty influencer from Tunisia passed away...

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Advertisement