Davyon Bentley

Davyon Bentley 

A Baton Rouge man was arrested in Denver, Colorado, nearly one month after shooting an ex-girlfriend to death in her home, police said.

Davyon Bentley, 24, was taken into custody on Monday by the U.S. Marshals Task Force without incident, said Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr.

Detectives had issued a warrant for Bentley's arrest in July, alleging he forced himself into a different ex-girlfriend's apartment and fired two shots in front of her and several children. Despite weeks of searching, police were unable to find him.

Bentley then arrived at ex-girlfriend Brenda Mullens' home the night of Sept. 16 and the two began to argue, police said. Mullens, who refused to let Bentley in her house and was speaking to him through a closed door, said she did not want anything to do with him anymore. Bentley then fired his gun through the door, according to police.

Police said three of her children were home when Bentley opened fire.

Mullens, 40, was transported to the hospital but later died from her injuries. The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of Joyce Drive, which is off Greenwell Springs Road.

Bentley will be booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison when extradited back to Louisiana on one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and several other counts.