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Parkway Village man convicted of killing ex and threatening her friend and friend's children

Antonio Davis was convicted of first-degree murder and more in the death of Lakeyel Hurd just after Christmas in 2015.
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Antonio Davis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE: 12/2/2021 - A Shelby County jury convicted a Parkway Village man who killed his former girlfriend and threatened another woman and her four children just after Christmas 2015.

The Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office said 33-year-old Antonio R. Davis was convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary. He will receive an automatic life sentence for the murder and will be sentenced in January on the other charges.

Witnesses told investigators that on December 29, 2015, Davis showed up at a Hickory Ridge-area apartment where his ex, 26-year-old Lakeyel Hurd, was staying temporarily with a friend. They said Davis shot through a sliding glass door, forcing his way in and striking Hurd in the abdomen.

Investigators said as her friend was helping her, Davis stood over both women and threatened to shoot Hurd’s friend if she did not tell him who Hurd had been seeing.

They said Davis shot Hurd several more times, including three times in the head, killing her. Investigators said when the friend ran to a bedroom to protect her four children, Davis followed and pointed his gun at her and her one-year-old child she was holding.

They said Davis grabbed the woman’s cell phone as he left so she could not call police.

Marshals arrested Davis two weeks later at a motel in Goodlettsville, just north of Nashville.


1/16/2016 - A man wanted for murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee Friday evening.

Antonio Davis was wanted for the murder of Lakeyel Hurd on December 29, 2015 on the 6000 block of Waterstone Oak Way in East Memphis.

Investigators with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were able to develop information that Davis was staying in a motel on Goodlettsville, a town just 15 miles north of Nashville.

Davis was the ex-boyfriend of Hurd. A preliminary investigation revealed Davis kicked in the door to her home.

Police say once he got inside the home, he shot Hurd several times.

Davis will be extradited back to Memphis where he will be charged with first-degree murder.

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