Teenager to be tried as adult in 15-year-old’s death
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Kansas City who is already facing murder charges will stand trial as an adult in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old during a gun sale.
Andrew Rodriquez is charged with second-degree murder and five other counts in the April death of Jesus Reyes. Reyes and another teenager were found shot by police who happened to be in the area. Reyes was dead at the scene. The other teen survived.
According to a probable cause statement, the teenager who survived told police he planned to buy a gun from Rodriquez, who he knew from school. He said when he gave Rodriquez and another person cash for the gun, Rodriquez shot the two victims.
Police later recovered several guns from Rodriquez’s home.
On Monday, Rodriquez was certified to stand trial as an adult.