3 other teens arrested in connection with homicide of Austin man in Abilene


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — The Abilene Police Department has arrested three more teenagers in connection with a New Year’s Eve murder that killed a man who attends Austin Community College.

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Police say 17-year-old Tyree Neal, 18-year-old Creshawn Howard, and 18-year-old Micheal Wright-Colazzo have been arrested and charged for the shooting that occurred in the 2500 block of Rountree Drive on Tuesday.

The trio join 17-year-old Rodaesia Winter Hines, who was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and murder, both first-degree felonies.

Abilene Police say 20-year-old David Devora was shot and killed on New Year’s Eve when he and two others were watching football inside a North Abilene home. The three heard a knock on the door and as Devora went to see who was there, someone shot through the door and killed him, according to police.

Devora graduated from Abilene High School in 2018 and was currently enrolled at ACC.

Police say there is an additional person of interest who has been interviewed but has not currently been charged.

Abilene PD issued the following news release late Friday afternoon:

Detectives from the Abilene Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have arrested four suspects in the murder of David Devora in the 2500 block of Rountree on December 31st 2019.

The arrested individuals are Michael Wright-Collazo WM 18 years old, Tyree Neal BM 17 years old, Rodaeshi Hines BF 17 years old, and Creshawn Howard BM 18 years old.

The four are currently charged with Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

A fifth subject is currently a person of interest and has been interviewed by detectives, but as of yet has not been charged.

The investigation is still in its early stages and the investigation is ongoing.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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