Boxing champion Gervonta Davis ran away from the scene of a car crash in downtown Baltimore that injured at least three people, according to a Baltimore Police incident report, but nearly four months later no charges have been filed.
Police and prosecutors have refused to release details of the November incident, including Davis’ alleged involvement, saying the investigation was ongoing. Police released an incident report this week, but redacted the names of everyone involved. The Sun obtained an unredacted version of the report through a public database.
“The investigation into the hit-and-run accident is still ongoing,” Lindsey Eldridge, the police department’s chief spokesperson, said this week. “The department has turned over findings to the State’s Attorney’s Office, and we are working closely to gather and determine any charges that may be pending as a result of this incident.”
The State’s Attorneys Office said in a statement that “the investigation into this incident is still ongoing and we cannot comment on open and pending investigations.”
Davis’ advisor, Lorin Chvotkin, did not return a message seeking comment Friday.
The crash occurred on Nov. 5, just days after the undefeated boxer’s latest win in the ring, at around 1:50 a.m., the morning after Davis celebrated a birthday at a downtown club Medusa.
Police said two people were traveling in a 2020 Lamborghini Urus SUV, registered to a Florida man, southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when the driver ran a red light and struck a 2004 Toyota Solara. The report says the Solara’s airbags deployed and it was “destroyed.”
The Lamborghini, which has a base list price of $200,000, struck a fence and was “disabled.” Police previously said the vehicle did not have license plates. The occupants ditched the luxury SUV and fled on foot.
“The occupants of Vehicle 1 fled location after the crash but the driver was later identified as Gervonta Bryant Davis,” says the police report, citing witnesses and video surveillance footage.
The report said that Davis was “possibly injured” but did not cite a basis. The second person’s identity was unknown, according to the report.
All four occupants of the Solara were transported to University of Maryland Medical Center. All were Baltimore residents, two women ages 18 and 19 at the time, and two males ages 20 and 18. The driver was said to have a “suspected serious injury.” Attempts to reach the occupants Friday were not successful.
While police regularly provide incident reports for reported crimes, solved and unsolved, they declined to provide the crash incident report for months. Eldridge, the police spokeswoman, said the document was not finalized until about a month ago, adding that accident investigations are complicated.
“It’s not just something that’s cut and dry,” she said.
Local news outlets, citing sources, reported at the time that Davis was involved, but not to what extent. WJZ-TV obtained what was said to be surveillance footage of the crash.
Around 4 p.m. Friday, after this story was published online, Davis tweeted four pictures of himself, two of them with a Lamborghini Urus SUV, with the words: “Never went out bad, learned a lesson..made it this far, it’s a blessing.”
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Davis has a perfect 24-0 boxing record, with 23 knockouts, and has been taken under the wing of superstar Floyd Mayweather. His last fight came five days before the crash, when he defeated Leo Santa Cruz with a stunning sixth-round knockout. He is the current WBA World Super Featherweight and WBA World Lightweight Champion.
Earlier this month, Davis wrote on social media that he suffered a hand injury during sparring.
Charges for hit-and-run would not be Davis’ first legal troubles. He was arrested in Florida in February 2020 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. A trial date in that case is scheduled for next week.
Davis also was arrested previously for an altercation in Washington, D.C., in 2018. Davis is facing a pending civil lawsuit for assault and battery related to that incident.
In Maryland, drivers who flee the scene of an accident resulting in property damage may face up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. Drivers causing property damage resulting from a hit and run may have up to 8 points added to their license, which will cause the driver to lose their license.
A driver who flees the scene of an accident that results in the serious bodily harm of another person can face felony charges, including up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.