- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man will be sentenced in July for fatally shooting another man during a child’s birthday party at a water park.

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted 24-year-old Divonte Lewis of murder and armed criminal action in the May 2015 death of 19-year-old Ryshun Bell. The shooting occurred at the CoCo Key Water Resort.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1XdNkEU ) Lewis claimed he shot Bell in self-defense.

But prosecutors said Lewis shot Bell after he became angry when he and several others were asked to leave the party area.

Lewis will be sentenced July 29.



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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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