A 21-year-old Kearney man has been found guilty of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a Van Horn High School student in Independence.
A Jackson County jury returned the verdict Thursday in the trial of Tymon Reed, accused of killing 16-year-old Javon Reilly as the Van Horn student walked home from school.
Reed was convicted of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
Reilly was shot in the driveway of a home on South Home Avenue, just east of the high school, on Sept. 19, 2016.
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According to prosecutors, Reed had been angry with some of Reilly’s friends and confronted Reilly about it.
Reilly tried to walk away, but Reed pursued him with a handgun.
The two struggled over the gun until it fired, wounding Reilly. Reilly tried to limp away, but Reed allegedly fired at him several more times, killing him.