Austin teen killed over fireworks dispute laid to rest
Austin teenager Devonte Ortiz was laid to rest Wednesday
Investigators say the 19-year-old was shot and killed in the early morning hours of July 4th over a fireworks dispute at the Pleasant Hill Apartments in Southeast Austin.
Austin Police arrested 41-year-old Jason Roche for his murder.
Court documents say Roche admitted to shooting Ortiz in self-defense, claiming Ortiz was reaching for a weapon. But witness cell phone video never showed Ortiz with a gun.
Ortiz was a former football player at Travis High School and graduated in 2017.
Roche is currently being held in Travis Co. Jail on a $250,000 bond.