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Teen charged with involuntary manslaughter following reckless shooting death of another teen at Fort Riley

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TOPEKA, Kan. – An 18-year-old resident of Fort Riley has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of a 16-year-old.

According to a release from the Office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Juwuan D. Jackson, 18, who lives on the Fort Riley Army base, is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Friday, September 11, 2015, Jackson handled a firearm in a reckless manner resulting in the death of 16-year-old Kenyon Givens, who also lived on Fort Riley.

Jackson initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed on September 16, 2015, in U.S. District Court in Topeka.

If convicted, Jackson faces a maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison. Army Criminal Investigations Division and the FBI investigated this case.

Jackson is expected in court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.