Chesterfield Man Just Wanted to Sell His Car. Prospective Buyer Killed Him Instead, Cops Say

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Tierrance Davis has been charged with the murder of Deondre Elem
Tierrance Davis -- a 17-year-old from the 4800 block of North 20th Street -- has been charged with last week's murder of the West County man who was only trying to sell his car.

According to court records and media reports, victim Deondre Elem was 29 years old and a resident of Chesterfield who was looking to sell off his 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

He recently came into contact with Davis, who apparently showed interest in buying the vehicle.

On Thursday, they arranged to meet in the 4300 block of Fairfax in the Vandeventer neighborhood.

But when Elem arrived, cops allege, Davis shot him in the head.  Davis climbed into the car, then got back out, shot Elem in the head a second time, then ran him over.

Cops later found the vehicle and Davis, too. He was arrested. The cops say that "preliminary laboratory analysis indicates a gun located in his home was the gun that killed [Deondre Elem]."

Davis has been charged with first-degree murder, robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action.

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Maybe, 30 years from now, the RFT can do a story about how all the victim's Chesterfield friends warned him not to go to that neighborhood to sell a car, and how he shouldn't have been there, and how the guy in jail only accidentally ran him over, and how the murderer was only 17 years old at the time of the crime and his court-appointed attorney didn't do a good job.

DoucheMcGee topcommenter

it's a shame we're forced to treat assholes like this guy as "innocent until proven guilty" because people like him should be removed from society immediately.

scott19674 topcommenter

@trenchantone No kidding. But they will have a transexual wearing an oil-funnel codpiece on the cover, because...that's what they have on the cover.

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