For Immediate Release
Feb. 14, 2019
Two Kansas City women, 18 and 21 years old, have been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and other felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting Wednesday night of a 15-year-old girl outside of Central HIgh School at 32nd and Indiana in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jamya D. Norfleet, dob: 4/11/1997, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Armed Criminal Action charges*, while Taylor McMillon, dob: 9/23/2000, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Hindering Prosecution.*
According to court records filed today, 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 hosptial, where she died. The Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Police also found 9 mm spent shell casings at the scnee. 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 as defendant McMillon.
According to court records, police used a search warrant to obtain informaton on McMillon's phone and located both female suspects at a residence on Topping. Norfleet told police that she was the shooter and McMillon was the driver of the van that left Central. 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.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 on Norfleet and $150,000 on McMillon.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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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.