Crime

Jackson County Court charges 16-year-old with July murder of KC man

A 16-year-old Kansas City teen has been charged with second-degree murder in the July 5 death of a Kansas City man.

Devon Davis was charged Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

According to court records, a witness told police that Davis and another suspect attacked Alvino D. Crawford after he stopped to tie his shoe. One hit the victim with a baseball bat and Davis shot him.

Davis admitted to a second witness that he shot Crawford after the other suspect hit him with a baseball bat, court records show.

Crawford, 29, was the city’s 51st homicide victim this year.

Davis was recently certified to stand trial as an adult.

Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash-only bond in the case.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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