2nd teen charged in 2016 shooting death over marijuana

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Devyn Yancey

Fort Wayne Police have arrested a second suspect in the August 2016 shooting death of an 18-year-old at a north-side apartment complex in what appeared to be a drug deal gone bad.

Devyn Yancey, 19, faces charges of Murder, Felony Murder and Robbery related to the Aug. 14, 2016, killing of 18-year-old Brian Quintana of Fort Wayne in the 1900 block of River Run Trail, in the Woodbridge Apartments complex.

According to court documents, Yancey and Kevin Hamilton went to the complex to meet Quintana to buy marijuana. Beforehand, Yancey told Hamilton to bring a gun because Quintana had shorted him in past deals.

At the apartment complex, the three got into a car together. At some point, Yancey and Quintana began to fight in the front seat, the affidavit said. At that point, Yancey told Hamilton to shoot Quintana, the affidavit said.

Hamilton then opened fire and Hamilton and Yancey fled. Police and medics found Quintana in the lot. He would die from his injuries at a local hospital later.

Yancey and Hamilton were arrested after the shooting; Hamilton was ultimately sentenced to 74 years in prison for his role, but Yancey was not charged due to “insufficient evidence,” according to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

In a press release Friday, Fort Wayne Police said “after thorough investigation by homicide detectives an arrest has been made.” Yancey was booked into Allen County Lockup on Friday.

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