On April 4, 2014, at about 1:50 pm, Kelly Lester was in the backyard of a residence in the 3400 block of Linda Drive mowing the grass for a friend who was disabled. A truck, later found to be driven by Michael Bodenhamer, W/m/08-30-1976, pulled up in the alley behind the residence. Bodenhamer, who has had previous altercations with Lester, then shot and killed Lester. Bodenhamer fled the location in the truck.
This morning, Bodenhamer turned himself in to Homicide detectives and confessed to shooting Lester. Bodenhamer claimed Lester was holding a stick and the shooting was in self-defense. Bodenhamer also turned in the gun used in this offense. He is currently in jail and has been charged with Murder.