State files felony obstruction charges against 4 girls in connection with teen who is accused of shooting another teen to death

photo by: Images courtesy of the Lawrence Police Department

Images police released of Derrick Del Reed and the Chrysler 300 he was driving while police searched for him after the shooting of Kamarjay Shaw, 14, on March 18, 2023.

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office has filed obstruction charges against four teenage girls in connection with a teenager who is accused of shooting another teen to death.

The charges relate to an incident on March 18, when Derrick Del Reed, 17, is alleged to have shot Kamarjay Shaw, 14, of Lawrence, in the 1300 block of Maple Lane, as the Journal-World reported. Reed has maintained the shooting was in self-defense.

Charges against three of the girls were filed on Monday, while the fourth was filed on Thursday. Two of the girls, ages 14 and 15, are each charged with one felony count of obstruction of apprehension and one count of interference with law enforcement by concealing or altering evidence.

The other two girls, ages 15 and 17, are each charged with one felony count of obstruction.

The girls who have been charged have been issued subpoenas in Reed’s case, but only one of them was called to testify during Reed’s immunity hearing on June 2.

When that girl was called to testify on behalf of the defense, Judge Sally Pokorny said that the girl was under investigation for obstruction and the girl’s father said that he would hire her an attorney. The girl is scheduled to resume her testimony at Reed’s next hearing on July 10, when the state will also argue that Reed should be tried as an adult.

Another man was charged with felony obstruction in connection with the case last week, Camdon J. Collins, 20, of Lawrence, as the Journal-World reported.


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