- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A 16-year-old has been certified to stand trial as an adult in a deadly shooting outside a Walgreens store in Independence.

Prosecutors said Friday that Tyrell Young, of Independence, is charged with first-degree murder and other felonies in the death of James Hill. Bond is set at $300,000. No attorney is listed for Young in online court records.

Witnesses told police that Young and another person stole a cell phone and purse during an armed robbery of three people in September.

Court records say Hill then chased after Young in an attempt to get the purse back and that Young shot him in the chest. Young and another juvenile suspect ran from the scene. Young was taken into custody after a standoff.

The crime was captured on surveillance video.

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