2nd suspect faces murder rap in robbery

May 4, 2019

A second man has been charged in the 2016 murder of Brian Quintana, shot to death while sitting in his car at Woodbridge Apartments on the city’s north side.

Devyn Yancey, 19, was charged Friday with murder, felony murder and robbery.

A police report issued Friday said around 10 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2016, Quintana, 18, was found lying in the parking lot in the 1900 block of River Run Trail, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Quintana was taken to a hospital where he died.

Kevin Hamilton and Yancey were identified as the two people who showed up to rob Quintana because Yancey had been shorted on a marijuana deal, according to testimony at Hamilton’s trial.

Hamilton testified that he got into Quintana’s car with a gun in his hand and that he and Quintana struggled for the gun.

Hamilton said he got out of the car because he didn’t want to go through with the robbery. But as Yancey continued to fight with Quintana over a large bag of marijuana, Hamilton fired at the rear of the car after Yancey told him to shoot.

Hamilton was convicted in March 2017 of murder, felony murder, robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a crime. He was sentenced a month later to 74 years in prison.

In February 2018, Yancey, of the 6000 block of Moeller Road, was charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge for carrying a handgun without a license, according to court documents.

It is unclear whether these charges were related to Quintana’s death.

He took a plea agreement in August and the misdemeanor charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to a year in prison, but the prison sentence was changed to a year’s probation in September.

Yancey was being held at the Allen County Jail as of Friday. He has a court hearing Tuesday.