15-year-old charged in drug deal killing in Jefferson City

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  Another person has been charged in a drug deal shooting death in Jefferson City.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 15-year-old Bruce Thomas was charged Thursday as an adult with accessory to second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the death of 19-year-old Nilez Nichols. Bond is set at $100,000.

Another person, 20-year-old Semaj Harris, is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

Police say in charging documents that Thomas stole drugs and a firearm from Nichol’s roommate last month. Harris is accused of busting in as they struggled and pointing a gun at the roommate. The roommate then called out to Nichols, telling him to chase after the suspects as they fled. Nichols was shot outside the house.

No attorneys are listed for Thomas or Harris in online court records.

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