INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) – Prosecutors in suburban Kansas City say two men have been charged with second-degree murder after their accomplice in a home invasion and robbery attempt was shot and killed by a resident in the home.
The Kansas City Star reports that 18-year-old Antonio Johnson and 19-year-old Andre Mays Jr. were charged following the fatal shooting Wednesday of 17-year-old Elijah Lockhart.
Police say the three were trying to force their way into an Independence home around 2 a.m. Wednesday when they were confronted by the home’s residents.
Police say Lockhart pointed a gun at one of the residents, who then shot the teen. Lockhart was later found dead outside the house.