Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM

Teen accused in St. Joseph shooting faces upgraded charge

Posted Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post


A juvenile accused in the shooting death of another teenager last month in St. Joseph now faces a more serious charge.


The 14-year-old is now charged with manslaughter in the early November shooting.


Originally, authorities charged the juvenile with assault. They upgraded the charge in wake of the victim’s death.


The identity of the teen has not been disclosed, since the case remains in juvenile court.


A charge of armed criminal action also has been filed against the teenager.


St. Joseph police officers responded to a call about a shooting at 29th and Penn Streets November 9th. A 14-year-old was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City by life-flight helicopter. The teenager later died from his injuries.