Kansas City man convicted in death at child's birthday party

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 10 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Friday, June 10, 2016 7:10:18 AM CDT June 10, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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 reported 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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