Austin teen killed over fireworks dispute laid to rest

Austin teenager Devonte Ortiz was laid to rest Wednesday. (CBS Austin)

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.

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