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Year In Review: Man Arrested In Killing Of 17-Year-Old Boy

Last updated on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

(WASHINGTON) - Washington Police arrested a Washington man in December 2013 for the murder of 17-year-old Devan Burris. Burris was killed after a drug deal turned bad.

Burris was shot during an incident on Oak Grove Road near Ebernezer Church. He was taken to Daviess Community Hospital where he died. Sources say the teen was shot in the throat during an apparent dispute.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Logan Evans at an apartment on Highland Avenue on a charge of murder. He is being held on a $10 million bond.

Two other people were also arrested in connection to the murder.

Washington Police arrested 19-year-old Lucas Benjamin, of Washington, Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. His bond is set at $10 million dollars.

City police also arrested 18-year-old Heaven Marie Berry of Washington, for providing assistance to another who committed the crime of murder. Her bond was set at $7,500.

According to court documents, Berry told police that Logan Evans is her cousin. After learning about the shooting on Facebook, she told Evans to stay at her apartment. It was there he admitted to shooting Burris during a drug deal at the Ebenezer Church in what's called "Boxtown" in Washington.

Evans wanted to buy meth from Burris, and he brought Benjamin with him. Berry told police Burris had others with him, including a man with the alias "Debo." Berry told police "Debo" started an altercation with Benjamin. And when Burris approached Evans, Evans fired a gun. Evans told his cousin he had no intentions of killing Burris. The shot was meant to scare him. Burris managed to get into a Cadillac, which was seen fleeing the scene.

It's believed that Burris was left at the emergency department of Daviess Community Hospital, where he died.
Police are tight-lipped about the case, and wouldn't comment on specifics of the case.

"At this point, we're still doing some investigating," says Chief Healy. "Not sure if other charges will come following this. We're still checking into things."

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