A 41-year-old Kansas City man was charged late Monday in the shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a fight that was caught on cellphone video.
The Jackson County prosecutors charged Naaman E. Williams with one count each of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
According to court documents, Williams and the teen got into an argument about 5 p.m. Sunday at Williams’ residence in the 6600 block of Broadmoor Road. Witnesses reportedly told police that the argument turned physical and at one point, Williams pulled out a revolver and shot the teen.
Witnesses rushed the teen to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police that Williams had shot the teen. When detectives tried to interview one of the witnesses, she became uncooperative. Police obtained a search warrant for her cellphone.
Once download, a video showed Williams holding a revolver and arguing with the victim and others. He is seen chasing the victim around a vehicle.
Police arrested Williams at his residence. Williams allegedly told police that the teen had a gun. Williams later changed his story when shown the video. He claimed he shot in self-defense.