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March 4, 2014

Fourth person facing time in shooting

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“I really don’t know what I’m supposed to do,” Byers said. “There’s not much I can do.”

He believes Evans, his friend he has known since he was 5 years old, is being vilified since the shooting. Byers says Evans did not deal drugs.

“Everyone has portrayed him as this drug-dealing murderer but he wasn’t that,” Byers said. “Logan always, at all costs, avoided a fight. It doesn’t matter who it was, he always got along with them.

“He was the one driving the car. I talked to him about it and he said the only reason he was there was his friend (Benjamin) was scared.”

According to records obtained, Burris asked Benjamin to meet him alone to purchase a gram of methamphetamine. They told investigators that Burris had tried to steal from them in the past. Witness interviews said Burris and another person were planning to do that again. As to why he believed Evans and Benjamin were there in the first place, even though they knew about the risk?

“Money,” Byers shrugged.

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