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Posted on: April 23, 2021

KC woman sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatal shooting at Central High

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2021

A 24- year-old KC woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl in February 2019 outside Central High School, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge sentenced Jamya D. Norfleet, dob: 4/11/1997, today to 18 years for her conviction of Murder 2nd Degree and 10 years for a Unlawful Use of a Weapon conviction related to the Feb. 12, 2019 shooting. The judge set the sentences to run consecutively. Prosecutors had requested 20 years on the Murder 2nd Degree conviction and 10 years on the Unlawful Use of a Weapon conviction.

Norfleet pleaded guilty to those charges in February. A co-defendant has also pleaded guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and will be sentenced in June.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 3200 block of Indiana Avenue on a shooting. Officers found a high school basketball game was underway inside. Outside the entrance to the school, they found the 15-year-old victim, An'Janique Wright, suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to a hospital, where she died. The Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Police found 9 mm spent shell casings at the scene. Video surveillance showed a lone person firing a gun. The video also showed some of what led to the shooting. A lone individual in dark clothing, including a sweatshirt  with a Tommy Hilfiger logo on it, and black shoes with white soles, was observed exiting the school and getting briefly into a van before the individual began to fire a handgun five times at the victim and her associates. The lone shooter then re-entered the van and left. An off-duty officer observed the face of the driver and recognized her.

According to court records, police used a search warrant to obtain information one of the defendant's phone and located both female suspects at a residence on Topping. Norfleet told police that she was the shooter. She said she had been concerned about the safety of her friends. But the video showed they were 150-feet apart when the shooter began to fire. Norfleet added she wished she had left and she might have overreacted. "I let the fire go," she told police, referring to gunfire.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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