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Kansas City man sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatal shooting of 17-year-old in 2022

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Feb 24, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old victim in August 2022, according to a Jackson County Prosecutor's Office press release.

Alexis Menjivar, who was 18 years-old at the time of the shooting, pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Johan Sarmiento-Peralta.

On Aug. 4, 2022, Sarmiento-Peralta joined friends to watch a soccer match at East 9th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard.

Men outside of the victim's group of friends approached Sarmiento-Peralta about a shirt he was wearing which they believed included a symbol of a rival gang, per court documents. One man fired a fatal shot at Sarmiento-Peralta.

There are charges pending against a co-defendant, according to the press release.

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