Federal prosecutors accuse KC teen of robbing zTrip driver, shooting her 20 times

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced Wednesday that Derron D. Nevels, 18, was charged with robbery and using a firearm in a crime of violence. The victim, a 62-year-old grandmother, was shot 20 times on Dec. 4.
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U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced Wednesday that Derron D. Nevels, 18, was charged with robbery and using a firearm in a crime of violence. The victim, a 62-year-old grandmother, was shot 20 times on Dec. 4.

Tony Rizzo covers federal and state courts for The Kansas City Star, where he has been a reporter for more than 30 years. He is a Kansas City native and veteran of the U.S. Army. He can be reached at 816-234-4435.

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