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Court Releases Documents In Washington Murder
Updated February 16, 2014 9:47 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Devan Burris
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Logan Evans
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Heaven Berry
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Lucas Benjamin

(WASHINGTON) - The courts have released several previously-sealed documents in the shooting of 17-year-old Devan Burris.

A probable cause affidavit detailing the murder charges against 18-year-old Logan Evans, and others arrested in the crime.

The Washington Times Herald hired an attorney and fought to have the documents released.

The probable cause affidavits provide a clearer picture of what happened in the early morning hours of December 6.

During an alleged drug deal made at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Oak Grove Road in Washington, Police say Evans shot and killed Burris.

According to police 19-year-old Lucas Benjamin and Evans went to the church to sell Burris $100 worth of meth. The two borrowed a Dodge Intrepid owned by Shawna Campbell to go to the church.

During the drug deal, Benjamin alleges Burris and another man grabbed him by the hood of his jacket and tried to pull him out the car. Benjamin says the man had a gun pointed at his face and began hitting him.

He told police as he was being pulled from the car he heard a gunshot and then everyone began screaming.

He also told police Evans did not intend to shot anyone, but was trying to scare them. But Campbell, told police the two had told her hours before the drug deal that the men were going to take "Burris hunting" which she took as they were going to shoot him.

Burris was then taken, by someone, to the emergency room at Daviess Community Hospital and dumped out of the vehicle where he died.

18-year-old Logan Evans has been charged with the murder.

Benjamin was charges with conspiracy to commit murder.

18-year-old Heaven Berry was charged with providing assistance to another who committed the crime of murder. She let her cousin, Evans, hide at her apartment after the murder.

Police recovered the gun used in the murder at a home of Crystal Byers in the 2000 block of Oak Grove Road. She was the first person to call police to report the shooting.



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