A Jefferson County judge confirmed the bond is set at $100,000 for the man accused of shooting an eight-year-old.
Louisville Metro police have charged 22 year-old Dewann Lamont Billups with complicity to assault, complicity to wanton endangerment and gun possession by a felon.
The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon on Dana Drive at March Boulevard near Carl Court. Louisville Metro Police said Billups was one of several people involved in a gun battle during which a boy was shot in the crossfire.
Court documents state that during the gun battle one of the others with Billups returned fire after being shot at. It was that bullet struck the boy who was on a playground some distance away.
In court Saturday the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office said the child is still in the hospital recovering after undergoing surgery.
A not guilty plea was entered, and Billups attorney asked the judge if his client could be released to home incarceration.
A judge denied the requested based on Billups’s convicted criminal past.