Sep 22, 2022

Police continue to investigate suspect for role in Sept. 15 killing

Posted Sep 22, 2022 4:00 PM
Bentley-photo Sedgwick County
Bentley-photo Sedgwick County

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.