Today, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman filed murder charges in connection with the July 25 shooting death of Nola Pierce, 28, of Kansas City, Kan. Pierce was shot in the 1200 block of Everett in Kansas City, Kan.
Gorman charged 15-year-old Lamont A. Ford, of Kansas City, Kan., with one count of premeditated murder in the first degree. Ford is in custody, and will appear in Wyandotte County Juvenile Court later this afternoon.
Ford is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Pierce’s death is being investigated by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department. Ford was taken into custody this past Monday at the police department.