LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old over the weekend appeared in court Monday morning.

Christopher Lutin, 27, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder. Police say Lutin was roommates with the victim, who was identified as 17-year-old Bryan Quintero.

Police say Lutin shot and killed Quintero on Saturday around 8:45 p.m. at a home along New Cut Road near Candlelight Lane.

Detectives say Lutin then left the scene and ran to a nearby Marathon gas station where he was arrested. There, police say Lutin told officers he had just come from New Cut Road where the shooting happened.

According to court documents, Lutin asked the victim’s father for forgiveness after allegedly pulling the trigger.

It’s still unclear what exactly led up to the violence.

“There was a witness who saw Mr. Lutin shoot and kill the victim. When he was found, he still had the handgun in his possession. The county’s position is that he presents a danger to the community,” said Assistant County Attorney Cristin Southard.

The public defender asked Judge Sean Delahanty to grant Lutin home incarceration, but that request was denied.

Lutin’s bond will remain at $100,000.


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