Man sentenced for Kansas City girl's drive-by shooting death

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 02 2017 Jun 2, 2017 Friday, June 02, 2017 6:33:18 PM CDT June 02, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A second man has been sentenced in the fatal shooting a 6-year-old girl in Kansas City.

The Jackson County prosecutor's office says 21-year-old Howard Chase was ordered Friday to serve two life sentences plus 30 years. He was convicted in April of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the October 2014 death of Angel Hooper.

Angel was shot in the head as she held her father's hand while leaving a 7-Eleven convenience store in south Kansas City.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has said the shots from a passing car were intended for someone else.

A second man, Leandre Smith, was sentenced earlier this year to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty in the killing.

 

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