Dolton Police Search for Person of Interest in ‘The Funnel Cake Man’ Homicide – NBC Chicago

Police in the southern suburb of Dolton are looking for a person of interest in connection with the shooting death of a local business owner, authorities said.

Tavares Davis was fatally shot Aug. 2 in the 15500 block of Drexel Avenue, according to the Dolton Police Department.

Police revealed on Monday they were looking for a person of interest, identified as Xavier Harding, and released a surveillance image in hopes of locating his whereabouts. Harding was seen on surveillance video getting into a white Mercedes Benz SUV with Davis and others before the business owner died, authorities said.

Davis was later shot and ejected from the vehicle, police say.

Affectionately known as “The Funnel Cake Man”, Davis and his wife founded a company of that name, which operates stores inside the Orland Square Mall in Orland Park and the Southlake Mall in Merrillville.

The Davis family, along with community activists and the mayor of Dolton, are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information about Davis’ homicide is asked to call the Dolton Police Department at 708-841-2533.

NBC Chicago

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