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Second teen charged as adult in 15-year-old's murder in KCMO

Posted: 9:19 PM, Oct 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-23 02:19:26Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City teenager will stand trial as an adult in the April murder of another teen and the shooting of the victim's friend.

Xavier I. Jones, 16, was charged in Jackson County Court with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.

Jones is the second teenager charged as an adult in the murder of Jesus Reyes, 15. The pair is also charged with shooting another person who was with Reyes. 

The shooting happened inside a vehicle on April 16 at East 16th Terrace and Bennington Avenue.

Court records state Reyes and his friend met Jones and another 16-year-old Andrew Rodriguez to buy a gun.

Rodriquez then allegedly shot Reyes and the second teen.

Reyes died a block away at Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue.

Police found guns inside a house officers searched after the murder.

Rodriquez also is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.