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Kansas teen sentenced in shooting preceding officer’s death

Associated Press - November 20, 2016 11:16 am

A Kansas prosecutor says the death penalty "is on the table" in the case of two people who investigators say fled to Mexico as suspects in a triple homicide last October.

A Kansas City, Kansas, teenager faces nearly two years in prison for a July shooting that a police captain was investigating when he was fatally shot.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://j.mp/2g5FMmv) that 18-year-old Daqon Sipple was sentenced Friday to one year and nine months in prison for the July drive-by shooting, to which he pleaded guilty in September.

Police Capt. Robert D. Melton was helping other officers investigate that shooting, in which no one was injured, when he tried to stop a possible suspect and was fatally shot.

Jamaal Lewis, 20, is charged with capital murder in Melton’s death. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March in Wyandotte County District Court.


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