Arieous K. Walton-Merritt charged in shooting at Ruskin High School

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 16-year-old boy was certified to stand trial as an adult Monday in a shooting outside a Kansas City high school.

Arieous K. Walton-Merritt shot the victim during an altercation after school at Ruskin High on Nov. 30, 2012, according to documents supporting the charges against him.

Walton-Merritt is charged with one count each of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

According to Jackson County prosecutors, Walton-Merritt arrived to the high school in a white Chevrolet Cavalier and got out when he located the victim.

Walton-Merritt told police he confronted the victim over a stolen X-Box. The victim told police Walton-Merritt shot a rifle several times, striking him in the leg with the first shot.

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