SEDGWICK COUNTY— A Kansas teen accused in a fatal shooting Sept. 15 made his first court appearance on Tuesday. Laquavion Bentley, 19 of Wichita, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and criminal threat, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.
He was originally booked on a requested charge of 2nd degree murder, according to Wichita Police. The investigation of the shooting death continues.
Just after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 15, police were dispatched to a shooting in the 4500 block of South Hydraulic. Upon arrival, Officers located 21-year-old Devin Bills unconscious and not breathing with two gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to Officer Juan Rebolledo.
Officers began life-saving measures. EMS pronounced Bills deceased on the scene.
The investigation revealed that Bills and several other people were outside the residence hanging out when a verbal argument ensued, and shots were fired. Bentley fled the scene in a vehicle.
Attorneys in the case are scheduled to discuss future dates October 6. Bentley remains jailed on a $500,000 bond, according to the district attorney's office.