Two Kansas City women have been arrested, charged in connection with Tuesday’s shooting at Central High School

Taylor McMillon

Jamya Norfleet

 

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.

 

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

One response to “Two Kansas City women have been arrested, charged in connection with Tuesday’s shooting at Central High School”

  • Northeast Newscast Episode 110: An update on KCPD’s East Patrol Division with Major Doug Niemeier

    10 hours ago
    by

      Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!Enter your email address and click on […]


    Upcoming Northeast neighborhood association elections

    19 hours ago
    by

    Dominique McCrary Northeast News Two Northeast neighborhood association board elections will be held next month. The Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association […]


    Number of lost, stray pets continues to rise at KC shelter

    19 hours ago
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News The abundance of free-roaming animals along the streets of Northeast Kansas City have become a cause […]


    Dia de los Muertos at the Kansas City Museum

    19 hours ago
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News The Kansas City Museum held their 6th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) […]


    Union Pacific closes Neff Yard in Northeast

    19 hours ago
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News Union Pacific has closed its Neff Yard in Historic Northeast Kansas City and transferred operations to […]


  • Movie at the Elmwood

    19 hours ago
    by

    Elizabeth Orosco Northeast News KC FilmFest International and Elmwood Cemetery Society held their first annual Movie at the Elmwood Saturday, […]


    T-Bones evicted, under new ownership

    19 hours ago
    by

    Dominique McCrary Northeast News The Kansas City T-Bones are under new ownership after being evicted from their stadium in Village […]


    Governor Parson meets with Mayor Lucas and Police Chief Smith

    October 22nd, 2019
    by

    Governor Mike Parson was in Kansas City today to meet with Mayor Quinton Lucas and Police Chief Rick Smith to […]


    Victims identified in Northeast shooting

    October 21st, 2019
    by

    KCPD has identified the two victims in Sunday’s shooting.


    Central Bank announces new CEO

    October 18th, 2019
    by

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Central Bank of Kansas City on Wednesday announced that Steve Giles will succeed Bill Dana as […]


  • Faces Of Northeast


  • retorts illustrated by bryan stalder


  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.