WICHITA, Kansas — A man has been charged in the death of a 17-year-old Wichita boy who was shot in the head at a private birthday party.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1jQwlbb ) reports that 41-year-old Grover James was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Authorities say Leon McClennon died just before 3 a.m. on May 9 in the basement of Parrot-fa-Nalia Unique Boutique, where about 20 people had gathered for the party. Police say an argument involving two men escalated and one of them pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking McClennon. Authorities say the victim was not involved in the argument.
James is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if James has an attorney.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com