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18-year-old arrested in deadly shooting at Avon Park

Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 13:58:26-04

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — The Highlands County Sheriff's Office arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a deadly shooting on Thursday.

Officials said Dennis Bent, 18, was arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Christopher Reese in Avon Park.

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Bent was arrested Saturday and charged with: murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, violation of a risk protection order, drug possession, marijuana possession, sale of marijuana and violation of probation.

Detectives are still looking for more details about the murder.

If anyone has any information on the incident, contact Det. Du’Wayne Kelly at 863-402-7250.