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KC teen accused in fatal March shooting of 16-year-old girl

Updated: 2012-12-31T23:52:39Z

Jackson County prosecutors today charged a Kansas City man in connection with the March 16 killing of a teenage girl.

Christopher Sherman, 19, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 16-year-old Jalisa Reed.

He allegedly shot Reed while she visited with friends outside an apartment complex in the 7600 block of Monroe Avenue.

According to court documents, the occupants of a vehicle, including Sherman, were involved in an argument with the victim and some of her friends before he allegedly fired shots from a handgun. Reed was shot in the face, and another young woman was wounded in the hip.

The two groups had been involved in a verbal altercation earlier at a different residence, according to the court documents.

According to court documents, when questioned by detectives, Sherman said that someone else had fired shots toward him before he returned fire.

Sherman was not in custody today.

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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