Murder Suspect Pleads No Contest To Shooting

Antonio McNichols has plead no contest to charges related to the death of Davarus Neelon in January 2012.

McNichols took a plea deal on Friday where he plead no contest to charges of 2nd degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and being a prohibited person in possession of a weapon.

McNichols shot Neelon during a fight at the home of Kennetta Gunn.

Gunn's sister Kenetha told Channel Six that she was home when the shooting happened.

She says McNichols spent the night at the house the day before the shooting to help take care of Kennetta's four children.

Early the next morning Neelon came over and it’s unclear what happened next. Eventually the two men started fighting.

At some point the fight stopped and McNichols took the children to the car to drive them to school.

Investigators say that's when he got a gun, shot the windows out of a car in the driveway, and busted in the door to the home.

Eventually he shot Neelon in the stomach.

Prosecutors say that Antonio McNichols hid the gun in one of the children's backpack's before officers stopped his car at 30th and Taylor, where he was arrested.

Leanne Robinson, Neelon's cousin says she got a call from Gunn the next day.

“She was telling me the story and that and she's at a loss because now her kids don't have a dad."

Robinson says Neelon was loving, funny, and always worked hard at whatever he did.

“He was fun, active, and he always made you laugh,” says Gunn.

“He just had everybody's heart".

Channel Six got hold of a protection order Kennetta Gunn filed in September. It was denied by the judge.

In it, Gunn says she and her children were receiving threatening text messages. She also says "he started grabbing in her private area, she started yelling stop get off me."

McNichols will be sentenced in February


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