February 21, 2008

Larry Davis Killed In Prison

Larry Davis, who gained notoriety after wounding six New York police officers in a 1986 shootout, prompting a huge manhunt, has been stabbed to death in prison, according to US officials.
Davis was fatally wounded yesterday at about 7.30pm local time during a recreation break at Shawangunk jail, 80 miles north of New York City, according to a spokesman for the New York state prisons department.
Davis, 41, was stabbed repeatedly with a home-made metal blade in the arms, head, back, upper thigh and chest. Another inmate was being questioned over the killing, said spokesman Erik Kriss.
He was sentenced to 30 years in prison but soon ran afoul of the law again in 1991, when he murdered another drug dealer in prison, resulting in a life sentence.

Hip-Hop mogul/director Damon Dash was developing a picture based on Davis’ life, as was Mona Scott of Violator.

I kind of feel bad for the guy... No one should take the life of another - but really like the saying says "You reap what you sow" / "You live by the gun you die by the gun" I'm sure in the next few days we will know the "why" of his killing.

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