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Juvenile charged with second-degree murder in connection to fatal shooting of KCMO teen

Terrell Bell was shot Tuesday near Sycamore Park
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Posted at 7:52 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 15:21:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A juvenile has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in Kansas City, Missouri.

KCPD announced the arrest in Terrell Bell’s death Thursday night as family and friends gathered to honor the boy’s life.

Bell, who attended Ruskin High School, was shot Tuesday afternoon near Sycamore Park.

He initially suffered life-threatening injuries, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police did not identify the juvenile, who currently is detained at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center.

Bell was one of four people who died Tuesday due to gun violence.

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