Man charged in connection with October fatal shooting, robbery pleads not guilty

<p><p>A man arrested in connection with the fatal October shooting of Allyson R. Davis pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Spokane County Superior Court. </p></p><p><p>Jerome J. Lee, Jr., 42, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree robbery in relation to the death of Davis, who was 37 when police say she died in a robbery gone wrong Oct. 11.</p></p><p><p>Davis and acquaintance Joel Simpson had been parked in the lot of O’Reilly Auto Parts store at 4808 E. Sprague Ave. when they were approached by a man and woman, court documents said.</p></p><p><p>The pair got into Simpson’s car, and Simpson in his witness statement said the woman pointed a gun at them and demanded Davis give her money.</p></p><p><p>According to court documents, Davis lunged for the gun and the woman fatally shot her in the early afternoon of Oct. 11. Davis died around 1 p.m. at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, shortly after the incident unfolded. </p></p><p><p>Police said they are also looking for Kayla Holden, 29, in relation to the shooting. As of <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/oct/26/woman-previously-wanted-for-questioning-now-wanted” target=”_blank”>Oct. 27, police said Holden was wanted for murder</a>. </p></p><p><p>Lee’s trial is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24.</p></p>