City, county and state police are trying to piece together the events that left one person dead.
According to police documents those events began around 2:13 a.m. Friday morning when they received a call of a shooting in the 2200 block of Oak Grove Road. The report described two vehicles had stopped at the Ebenezer Church. A pair of gunshots were heard and one vehicle, described as a silver or gold Cadillac then fled the scene.
When police arrived they found the windshield on the car left behind had a gunshot through it.
About 10 minutes, later police received a report that someone had left a gunshot victim outside of the emergency room at the Daviess Community Hospital. The emergency room staff worked on the victim for about a half hour before he was pronounced dead.
Police identified the victim as Devan Burris, 17, Washington. They have not identified the persons taken into custody or their charges
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Washington, Ind. man accused for his role in the shooting death of Devan Burris, 17, was sentenced on Thursday.
Logan Evans was sentenced to 45 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after he entered a plea bargain in the Daviess County Superior Court in February.
The charges stem from a December 2013 incident that happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington. According to information in an unsealed court document, police believed Evans wanted to buy methamphetamine from Burris. The document also named Evans as the shooter.
Three Washington teenagers were charged in the shooting death of Devan Burris, 17, on Friday.
Logan Dale Evans, 18, 312 Cable Ave., was arrested by city police as he and friend Heaven Berry, 18, turned themselves in on Sunday evening at Berry’s apartment.
Both Evans and Berry cooperated with police and were taken into custody without incident. Evans has been charged with murder. Berry was charged with providing assistance to another who committed the crime of murder. They join Lucas Benjamin, 19, who was already in custody for conspiracy to commit murder. He is being held on $10 million bond.
Court records say there was a history of bad blood between Burris and Evans. Evans told Berry and others he allegedly shot Burris as a mistake, according to the probable cause affidavit against Berry.
(WASHINGTON) – Three people have been arrested after an alleged drug deal went bad leaving a Washington teen dead.
17-year-old Devan Burris of Washington died at Daviess Community Hospital after he was found dumped outside their emergency department Friday.
Burris was shot during an incident on Oak Grove Road near Ebernezer Church. Sources say the teen was shot in the throat during an apparent dispute.
(DAVIESS CO.) – A Daviess County Superior Court Judge sentenced the last defendant in the Devan Burris murder case to 30-years in prison Friday.
29-year-old Donal Krutchten pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding, inducing, or causing criminal confinement.
17-year-old Devan Burris of Washington died at Daviess Community Hospital in December of 2013 after he was found dumped outside the hospital’s emergency department.
According to a probable cause affidavits, Kruchten and Craig Streete were with Burris on the night he was shot.
Burris had set up a drug deal at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Oak Grove Road in Washington intending to rob those providing him with meth.
The document further states that Burris had taken a BB gun with him to the drug deal.
Logan Evans and Lucas Benjamin, both of Washington, met Burris, Krutchen and Streete at the church. Evans and Benjamin planned to sell Burris $100 worth of meth.
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.
Benjamin told police that as he was being pulled from the car, he heard a gunshot and then everyone began screaming. The probable cause affidavit stated that Streete stayed in his own car, while Kruchten went to the vehicle and Streete said he saw Kruchten wailing on Benjamin until he heard a gunshot.
Benjamin and Lucas then fled the scene. Kruchten helped load Burris into Streete’s car and they took him to the Daviess Community Hospital where they left Burris in the emergency room parking lot. Kruchten went inside to tell medical personnel that someone was in the parking lot bleeding. The two then fled the scene. Burris died at the hospital.
Evans was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of Burris. He pled guilty to the crime in February 2013, but maintains he did not mean to shoot the teen.
Benjamin was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the death. He pleaded guilty to charges of assisting a criminal and attempted dealing in meth as part of a negotiated plea agreement.