Four teenagers have been charged in connection with shots fired at police officers during a pursuit Tuesday that ended with a crash in Kansas City, Kan.
Jackson County prosecutors filed charges against Sophia Strickland and Neville Story, both 18 years old and from Kansas City, Kan. Also charged were Marquise Bankston, 19, and Jonathan Williams, 18, both of Kansas City.
The four are accused of an attempted break-in at a Kansas City home that was observed by undercover officers, according to court records. As the four fled in a vehicle, Bankston allegedly fired two shots at the vehicle driven by the undercover officers.
Police pursued the teenagers to Kansas City, Kan., with Bankston allegedly discarding the gun along the way. The chase ended when the teenagers’ vehicle crashed into a truck.
The teenagers face different charges. Strickland was charged with attempted burglary, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon.
Story and Williams each face one count of attempted burglary.
Bankston was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and attempted burglary.
All four were in the Wyandotte County jail Wednesday night. Prosecutors requested a $100,000 bond for Strickland, a $50,000 bond for Story and Williams, and a $150,000 bond for Bankston.