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Posted on: December 24, 2021

KC 17-year-old charged in March 2021 fatal shooting of two 15-year-olds

For Immediate Release

Dec. 24, 2021

A Kansas City 17-year-old, certified by Family Court to stand trial as an adult, has been charged in the fatal shootings in March 2021 of two 15-year-olds near 73rd and Norton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Edward T. Shelton, dob: 5/17/2004, faces two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched on March 20, 2021, to the scene of a double homicide in the area of 73rd and Norton in Kansas City. Both victims were 15 years old. They were identified as Dominque Nelson, 8/25/2005, and Dominik Simmons, dob: 5/2/2005. One was found at the scene, shot multiple times. The other was found the next morning, shot once in the back, nearby. 

Prosecutors requested the defendant be held on a $200,000 bond. 

For more information, contact:

 Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded

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