Daily Journal masthead

Man charged in fatal shooting of teen, 17, at Wichita birthday party


WICHITA, Kansas — A man has been charged in the death of a 17-year-old Wichita boy who was shot in the head at a private birthday party.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1jQwlbb ) reports that 41-year-old Grover James was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Authorities say Leon McClennon died just before 3 a.m. on May 9 in the basement of Parrot-fa-Nalia Unique Boutique, where about 20 people had gathered for the party. Police say an argument involving two men escalated and one of them pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking McClennon. Authorities say the victim was not involved in the argument.

James is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if James has an attorney.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)





Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.