Jury finds Darin Davis guilty of manslaughter

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) A jury found 47-year-old Darin E. Davis guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday for the death of Gary Dustin Mawyer.

Mawyer, of Stuarts Draft, was shot and killed in June 2018 at the Colony House Motel at 494 Three Notched Mountain Hwy. (Route 250).

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office said they believe Mawyer was in the parking lot when Darin E. Davis, 47, a resident of the motel, approached him. A verbal altercation broke out and then Davis allegedly fired a single shot from a 9 mm. pistol, striking Mawyer in the upper left arm.

Mawyer collapsed a few feet away and died at the scene.

Davis was detained by the Augusta County Sheriff's Office later that morning.