NewsKansas City Public Safety

Actions

Teen killed in Lexington, Missouri, triple shooting was visiting friend, planned to pursue automotive passion

Jobe Naylor Pic.png
Posted at 4:27 PM, Mar 06, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jobe Naylor, 17, has been identified as the sole fatality of a triple shooting in Lexington, Missouri, on Feb. 29.

He was visiting a friend in Lexington when the violence unfolded, according to a GoFundMe.

Naylor had recently enrolled in a vocational college and planned to enter the automotive industry, a passion he developed while watching his grandfather work on cars.

"Jobe Naylor was in the one of the most exciting times in his life," the GoFundMe said. "He was an athlete, hard worker and great friend."

The shooting happened on Thursday, Feb. 29, at the Garden Apartments.

Officers responded to the apartment complex and found Naylor dead inside one of the units.

A second victim was found outside, while a third drove themselves to the hospital.

A juvenile from Independence suffered a finger injury and was later taken into custody.

No word on what led to the violence has been released.