Gabriel Davies: Football player, 16, broke into house of his mother’s ex through dog door before killing him
According to Davies' father, the teenager was forced by the former motorcycle crew members of the victim Daniel McCaw to steal from the house
THURSTON, WASHINGTON: The father of state high school football player, Gabriel Davies, accused of killing his mother’s 51-year-old ex-fiance Daniel McCaw, claims that he was forced by the victim’s biker gang to break in and burglarize his home. Davies and Justin Jiwoon Yoon, both 16, were formally charged on September 6 with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for the death of McCaw, who was found dead in his Orting home on September 1.
The teens are currently in custody and both have a $1 million bail, each. The police didn't reveal the motive behind the killing but Davies' father said that his son was forced by McCaw's former motorcycle crew members to steal from the house that led his son to break in through the backyard around early hours of the day of the killing. He said, the members smashed Davies' face against a truck. After this, they drove him around in another car and also, stole his shirt and shoes.
According to documents obtained by Daily Mail, investigators obtained a surveillance footage from McCaw's home that showed the arrival of two "young skinny males" at 1.59 am. The two got through the dog door into the home, as per Fox13. At 2.41 am, McCaw can be seen leaving his garage and entering his house. At 2.47 am, a dog suddenly run out of the dog door, and one minute later both suspects leave the house via the side door. The documents stated, "The suspects ran back and forth to the garage before fleeing at approximately 2.52 am. Both suspects appeared to be carrying items, including a possible handgun."
During the investigation, the deputies got to know that Davies and the dead man had a long-lost connection, Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Sgt Darren Moss said. Davies' mother and the dead man were a couple and the three had lived together for several years at the house where he was found dead, according to a report by the New Tribune. McCaw and Davies’ mother had filed multiple statements in support of each other. Property and court records obtained by The News Tribune linked Davies to the address.