Darius Kirt York

Darius Kirt York

BELTON — A Killeen man who is accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old man in February was granted a reduction in his bond by a Bell County judge.

Darius Kirt York, 22, appeared in court with his attorney on Friday morning to argue for a reduction in the $2 million bond imposed for the two felony charges related to the shooting death of Obadiah Moishe Bush in the 1300 block of Covey Lane on Feb. 16.

Judge Fancy Jezek approved a bond reduction to $250,000 for each of his two felony charges, making his revised bond amount $500,000, said Assistant District Attorney Shelly Strimple on Friday.

York is charged with murder, a first-degree felony, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Zamante Jamon Alvis, 17, also is accused of shooting at Bush. He was released from jail on June 10 after posting bonds totaling $55,000, said Bell County Chief Deputy Chuck Cox.

Ten days after the shooting, on Feb. 26, York was arrested without incident in the 4200 block of Bowles Drive and arraigned a few days later.

Police said that York and Alvis were involved in an argument with Bush’s friends, which led to York and Alvis shooting at Bush and his friends as they drove away.

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