Jury finds Appleton man guilty of fatal shooting in Oshkosh after four-day trial

OSHKOSH - A jury has found a 46-year-old Appleton man guilty of shooting and killing another man last year through the front door of a residence in Oshkosh.

Erice Grady was charged in May with first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the death of Deshaun Davis, who was shot and killed April 27 in the 900 block of Greenwood Court in Oshkosh.

Grady was found guilty of both charges after a four-day trial last week, according to court records. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 25.

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Grady and his girlfriend, along with two other people, were at his girlfriend's residence on Greenwood Court when Davis, who lived across the street, came to the door. Grady shot Davis through the door, according to a criminal complaint.

Grady left before police showed up, but later told officers he didn't shoot Davis, claiming instead that he was upstairs showering when he heard a shot, the complaint says. He also claimed he only left to get rid of marijuana he had with him.

Two witnesses told police they saw Grady shoot Davis through the door, the complaint says. Grady's girlfriend claimed he had been acting paranoid for days before the shooting and had his gun nearby in case someone came to the home.

Police found 41 9mm rounds in Grady's car. A maintenance worker who came to the home to clean after the shooting told police he talked to Grady's girlfriend and she told him Davis owed Grady money for drugs, the complaint says.

Contact Chris Mueller at 920-996-7267 or cmueller@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AtChrisMueller.

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