Kansas teen gets 18 months in death linked to feud

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) A suburban Johnson County teenager has been sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention in a death linked to a skateboarder feud.

The Kansas City Star reported that if Shane Reed, 18, of Prairie Village fails in the juvenile system, he also faces an adult sentence of 11 months in prison for aiding a felon and one year in jail for possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

Two groups of northern Johnson County skateboarders had been feuding before they clashed in April in what was supposed to be fistfight. But witnesses said Reed handed a gun to his cousin. Eighteen-year-old cousin, Stephen Reed, is accused of firing the shot that killed Ryder S. Spillman, 16.

Stephen Reed faces trial next month on adult charges of first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.