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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Blue Springs 17-year-old charged in fatal shooting of Jaden Lockett in November 2018

For Immediate Release

Jan. 25, 2019

A Blue Springs 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Nov. 10, 2018 of Jayden Lockett, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Aden J. Kaler, dob: 3/24/2001, faces Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Murder 2nd Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Blue Springs police responded on a shooting to the 1200 block of SW Sunset Avenue. The found the victim, Jayden Lockett, deceased in the basement. A witness told police the victim had come with the defendant. There was an altercation and shots were fired. A witness stated the victim and one other suspect had come to the residence to rob residents of money and drugs. Another witness stated the victim planned to rob someone at the residence. He knew he carried a gun. A witness who drove the victim and the defendant to the house told police they were went there to buy marijuana. He stayed in the car until the defendant came out and told him to leave because there had been gunfire inside.

The defendant was taken into custody today.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $150,000 cash.

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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