Man arrested in shooting death of western Missouri teen

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GRANDVIEW, Mo. – An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in western Missouri.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says 18-year-old Ja’quann McCarver has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police say McCarver told officers he met 16-year-old Tyson White in Grandview after White asked McCarver to get him a gun. Police say White brought money for the gun, and McCarver then decided to take the money and keep the gun. Police say McCarver fired a shot at White, who was found outside Thursday with a fatal gunshot wound.

Police say McCarver told the officer he did not intend to kill the victim.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000 cash for McCarver.

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