Teen sentenced for 2016 robbery, fatal shooting

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence teen who was 16 when he fatally shot a man during a robbery has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The Kansas City Star reports that Tyrell Young, who is now 18, was sentenced Thursday for the September 2016 death of 45-year-old James Hill outside a Walgreens store in Independence. After being certified to stand trial as an adult, Young pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.

Witnesses told police that Young and another 16-year-old robbed Hill and two other people at gunpoint outside the pharmacy. Court records say Young shot Hill in the chest when he chased the teens. The second teen, Keidren Robinson, was sentenced in May to 22 years in prison.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com