Jury convicts two Flint men of murder in 2015 shooting death of pizza delivery man

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced last week that two men were convicted of murder in the 2015 shooting death of a pizza delivery man, according to a press release.

Ah’quan Montray Lay, 25 and Kevin Lionel Thompson, 2, both of Flint, were convicted of felony murder in the April 21, 2015 shooting death of 27-year-old David Ross Fuller of Flushing while Fuller was on a delivery run for Cottage Inn Pizza on Miller Road. Lay and Thompson were both convicted of felony murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and related firearm charges.

Testimony from the trial indicated that Lay and Thompson had phoned in a pizza order to Cottage Inn Pizza and provided the address of a home they knew to be abandoned. They also disguised the number they were calling from using a certain phone app.

As Fuller pulled into the driveway with the pizza delivery, Lay was down the street observing the scene and Thompson was hiding in a shed behind the house. All the while through the incident, Lay and Thompson were on the phone together.

As Fuller was getting the pizza out of the backseat, he observed Thompson coming from behind the house. Quickly realizing the danger he was in, Fuller hurriedly got back in the driver’s seat but Thompson was able to shoot him in the arm through the halfway opened driver’s window. Thompson then reached around through the rear door that Fuller had left open and Thompson fired at Fuller from behind fatally striking him in the neck and thigh.

Testimony during trial pointed to Lay as the person who devised the plan and gave Thompson the gun and told him to lie in wait in the shed for Fuller to arrive.

“This was a very tragic and sad case,” said Prosecutor David Leyton after the guilty verdicts came in. “David Fuller was just a young man trying to earn an honest living while working in a dangerous environment,” he said. “While we cannot turn back the hands of time in this case, I am glad we were able to obtain murder convictions against Lay and Thompson,” he said.

Lay and Thompson face life in prison without parole when they are sentenced on June 25.

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