Man charged with second-degree murder in 16-year-old boy's death

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A man has been charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Javon Reilly.

Tymon Reed, 20, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. 

According to a probable cause statement, witnesses told police a group, including Javon, was walking down Truman Road on Monday, Sept. 19. A witness said Reed approached the group, and the group tried to walk away.

Witnesses said there was a confrontation. Javon tried to wrestle the gun from Reed, and then Reed fired. Witnesses told police the group scattered, and as Javon tried to run Reed continued shooting and then Javon fell to the ground.  

According to court documents, a witness said Reed approached Javon prior to Monday, asking about a man who Reed said robbed him.

Prosecutors requested a $200,000 cash bond. 



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