A Kansas City teenager has been charged with shooting into a group of teens Thursday night in Raytown and wounding one of them.
Adrian D. Theus, 17, faces charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action, the Jackson County prosecutor’s office said Saturday.
Police recovered 25 shell casings, from .45- and a .40-caliber handguns, at the scene.
According to court documents:
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Raytown police were called to a home in the 9700 block of 65th Terrace about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting.
By the time they arrived, the victim, a 16-year-old Raytown teen, had been taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound through his left thigh.
Witnesses followed a car involved in the shooting, and a police officer saw the silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo driving north on Blue Ridge Boulevard at East 59th Street.
After a chase, the car was stopped by stop sticks near U.S. 71 and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City. Five males ran from the car. Police used a helicopter and dogs to search for them, and Theus and another 17-year-old were arrested.
The incident had started with a fight at a fast-food restaurant, court documents say, and the shooting soon followed outside the Raytown residence.
Two handguns were recovered, including one that had been thrown from the car window and found by a passerby the next morning.