KANSAS CITY – Two Kansas City women have been charged in connection with Tuesday night’s fatal shooting of 15-year-old An’Janique Wright outside Central High School.
Jamya D. Norfleet, 21, faces Murder in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful use of a Weapon and Armed Criminal Action. Taylor McMillon, 18, has been charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Hindering Prosecution.
According to court documents, officers were dispatched to Central Academy High School Tuesday night at approximately 8:16 in regard to a shooting. A high school basketball game was going on inside the school at the time. Upon arrival, officers found An’Janique Wright outside near the front entrance and parking area of the school, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was taken to a nearby hospital and declared deceased.
Approximately four 9MM shell casings were located at the scene just west of the entrance doors to the school. Video surveillance showed one of the suspects exited the school, entered the front right passenger seat of an older gray or light silver minivan, got out, then went back to the van. The suspect then got out once more, took a shooting stance, and fired around five gunshots towards the direction of Wright who had just exited the doors of the school. The suspect then fled the area in the van northbound on Indiana Avenue.
An off-duty KCPD officer who was at the basketball game watched the surveillance footage and identified McMillon as the driver, who is currently enrolled at Central High School.
A friend of Wright identified the suspected shooter, Norfleet, as “JJ” who does not attend the school, but is the apparent girlfriend of Taylor.
Cell site locations helped locate the two suspects, who were found at the Green Village Townhomes on Topping Avenue. Norfleet and McMillon surrendered themselves voluntarily Wednesday around 2:30 p.m.
The silver van was recovered from Norfleet’s mother’s home. A search warrant was executed at the Green Village Townhomes and a 9MM handgun was discovered in a floor vent wrapped in a dress and a pair of leggings.
Norfleet admitted she was the shooter and McMillon was the driver of the van. She told police during her admissions she was concerned for her sister and her friends, although she was at least 150-feet away from the victim. She also said she may have overreacted and she wished she would have left. Norfleet also stated “I let the fire go” when discussing the gunfire.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 on Norfleet and $150,000 on McMillon.