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Atmore man enters blind plea

Case stems from 2016 Flomaton shooting

The Atmore man charged with murder in the 2016 shooting death of a Flomaton teen took a blind plea, according to Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy.

Billy told The Brewton Standard that Devonta DeShawn Rollins faces two to 20 years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Rollins was arrested in April 2016 in connection with the death of 18-year-old Kenneth Harris Jr.

Harris was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head at his home on Lender Street in Flomaton.

According to Advance archives, on April 19, 2016, Harris was found inside of a Lender Street residence in Flomaton suffering from a gunshot sound to the back of the head. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Escambia County Florida’s EMS.

Davis said the FPD found the death to be suspicious, which prompted the investigation.

Harris’s body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

On April 21, the FPD, along with ALEA and SBI, executed a search warrant on a vehicle Rollins had been in on the day of Harris’s death.

A day later, the three investigating agencies executed another search warrant at 58 Lender Street, where the shooting took place, three days before Rollins was arrested.