Three suspects in Kansas City, Missouri were arrested and charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl.
Isaac Carter, 17, Dominic McDaniel, 18, and Ce-Antonyo Kennedy, 17, were all charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action following the murder of 14-year-old Alexis Kane earlier this month.
According to reports, Kane had allegedly made arrangements to meet up with someone named Malik Suckaface, later identified as Carter. Her friends told police that she had asked them to drive her to a local gas station so she could meet up with Carter.
Surveillance cameras captured the three young men picking Kane up from the gas station on Jan. 11. Later, surveillance video from a nearby park showed a vehicle with the same description as the one that Kane was spotted getting into. A short time later, Kane was seen being assaulted and then shot by the suspects.
The charges were announced Sunday by prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, who held the press conference following an emotional meeting with Kane’s mother. “This is incredibly difficult for them. They are really struggling with the information they have received today,” Baker said. “It’s really about as terrible as I can imagine. She was only 14. She deserved a long life.”
Kane’s mother, LaShonda Kane, spoke at the press conference and thanked officers and the local community for their help and support following her daughter’s death.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life,” Kane said, imploring parents to “protect your children.”
“I don’t want you standing where I am today.”
All three suspects are in custody and being held on $500,000 bond each.