Of the 6 people charged with obstruction in teen’s shooting death, 2 have been convicted; one was ordered not to be part of a gang

photo by: Chris Conde/Journal-World

The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center is pictured in May of 2023. The center houses the Douglas County District Court and other county services.

Two of the six people charged with obstruction in connection with a Lawrence teen’s shooting death have been convicted, and one of them has been ordered by the court not to be part of a street gang, according to court records.

All of the charges relate to the 2023 shooting death of Kamarjay Shaw, 14, of Lawrence, in which 18-year-old Derrick Del Reed is standing trial on a first-degree murder charge this week. Jury selection for the trial wrapped up on Tuesday.

Reed is accused of shooting Shaw on March 18, 2023, in the 1300 block of Maple Lane. After he was charged, four teenage girls and two men were charged with helping Reed escape the scene and destroying evidence.

The girls are alleged to have instigated the meeting between Shaw and Reed and then followed Reed after the shooting to give him a ride out of the area, as the Journal-World reported. Two of the girls have since resolved their cases through plea deals, and the other two are still going through the legal process.

Both of the girls who took plea deals were charged with felony obstruction of apprehension and were sentenced to six months of probation. One of them, who was born in 2007, was convicted in October 2023; because she received credit for time served before the plea deal was reached, she has already completed that sentence.

The other girl, who was born in 2005, was convicted in January, and in addition to her probation term, she was ordered not to be a part of a street gang, according to court records. She is not to possess any items that may give her the appearance of being in a gang and is also not to have any affiliations with people who are gang members. In addition, she was ordered not to own any weapons.

The two girls whose cases are still in progress were born in 2008 and 2009 and are each charged with one felony count of obstruction of apprehension and one felony count of interference with law enforcement for allegedly destroying evidence. According to an affidavit in support of their arrest, police believe that after the shooting, the girls deleted videos of the incident from their phones. One girl has a status conference in her case on Wednesday; the other is next scheduled to appear in court on April 3.

Meanwhile, the two men accused of obstruction are still being sought by law enforcement.

photo by: Lawrence Police Department and the KBI Violent Offender Registry

Owen Walker, left, and Camdon Collins are wanted by police for obstruction in connection with the death of a Lawrence teen.

Owen Walker, 19, is charged with felony obstruction and interference with law enforcement, and Camdon Joe Collins, 22, is charged with felony obstruction. Both men are from Lawrence.

A police affidavit alleged that Walker was with Reed before, during and after the shooting and that Collins was with a group of people whom Reed and Walker met with after the shooting. According to the affidavit, Collins could be heard in a surveillance video advising Reed not to use his phone as Reed fled the area.

Walker’s location has been unknown to police for some time, and police have asked the public for help in locating him. He gave statements to police immediately after the shooting, in which he said Reed was the shooter, as the Journal-World reported. Collins failed to appear in court in January and a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to court records.

People who may have information regarding either man’s location are asked to call Douglas County dispatch at 785-843-0250 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 785-843-8477.


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