Police make arrest in April slaying at Eastland Bowling Lanes

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comJune 19, 2013 

  • Can you help?

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Lexington Division of Police. Tips can be phoned to the Division of Police at (859) 258-3600, or the robbery/homicide unit at (859) 258-3700, or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020. You also can text TIPS2020 plus a message to 274637. Information also can be submitted online at Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

Lexington police arrested a suspect Wednesday in an April shooting at Lexington's Eastland Bowling Lanes that left one person dead and four injured.

Devonte Laval Webb, 22, of Lexington, is charged with murder in the death of Steven Reynolds, 22, just before midnight April 14. Police said the investigation is continuing.

The bowling alley was hosting Soul Bowl, an event for college-age people. There were about 160 people at the party, which featured a disc jockey.

A group of people confronted others who were bowling, and alley employees decided to end the event after the confrontation got physical, Danny Collins, president of Collins Bowling Centers, said at the time. The shooting started as they were getting everybody out of the building.

At the time, police said investigators were struggling to get a handle on what happened because there were so many witnesses. One of the victims who was wounded told the Herald-Leader in April that the scene was a "war zone" and a "battlefield," with more than one person shooting.

When Webb was charged, he was already in the Fayette County Detention Center.

He had been arrested May 22 on several drug charges including trafficking in cocaine, according to jail officials.


Can you help?

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Lexington Division of Police. Tips can be phoned to the Division of Police at (859) 258-3600, or the robbery/homicide unit at (859) 258-3700, or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020. You also can text TIPS2020 plus a message to 274637. Information also can be submitted online at Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: (859) 231-3409. Twitter: @vhspears.

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