KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 16-year-old has been charged in connection with a deadly shooting in late January, the Jackson County prosecutor announced Monday.
Angel G. Perea, who turns 17 next week, allegedly shot one person to death and wounded two others in a planned robbery near Ashland Square Park at 22nd Street and Cypress Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.
Perea was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and five counts of armed criminal action.
Fernando Perez was killed Jan. 26, 2019. He and the other two shooting victims showed up at a Kansas City Fire Department station in the 2000 block of Hardesty Avenue shortly before 10:45 p.m.
Perez and the other victims were at the park to sell a gun.
Kansas City Police Department detectives discovered an exchange of Facebook messages on the victim’s phone setting up the sale, according to court records.
The two surviving victims said an unknown Hispanic male got into the back seat of their car at the park to discuss buying the gun. He then proceeded to rob and shoot Perez.
A second unknown gunman standing in front of the car also opened fire on the victims in the front seats.
Perea denied being a shooter, but witnesses identified him and an accomplice as the shooters. He was certified Monday to stand trial as an adult and was jailed on a $150,000 bond.