Crime

Manslaughter alleged in August Kansas City shooting

A Kansas City teenager was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the August shooting death of another teen in Kansas City.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Columbus Nelson, 19, in connection with the Aug. 31 shooting death of 18-year-old Jamond Dillard at a house in the 8400 block of E. 98th Terrace.

The charge alleges that Nelson was “recklessly” handling a gun when it discharged, striking Dillard in the head.

Nelson told police he was “racking rounds” out of the gun and it fired when Nelson tried to take it out of his hand, according to court documents.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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