INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A teenager is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in a deadly shooting in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Independence.

Seventeen-year-old Matthew Haylock was shot to death Tuesday night at the Independence Center mall. Jackson County authorities have charged 18-year-old Tyler Gates. He does not yet have a listed attorney.

The victim was from Independence, as is the suspect.

Haylock’s body was found near a vehicle in the mall’s parking lot. Gates had been sought as a person of interest since the shooting.

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