2 boys charged in connection with fatal shooting

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GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — Juvenile authorities have charged two young teenagers in connection with the shooting death of a 41-year-old man who witnesses said was urging one suspect to give up a gun.

The shooting Monday night in the Kansas City suburb of Grandview killed Gregory Moody, a married father of four.

The Jackson County juvenile officer on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old boy with second-degree murder and assault. A 13-year-old boy was charged with four counts of assault.

WDAF-TV reports the incident began when someone fired a shot through the wall of a Grandview home. Witnesses said Moody approached the teens in a parking lot about an hour later and tried to persuade the 14-year-old to hand over the gun.

Instead, the witnesses told police, the boy shot Moody in the chest.

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