Local resident charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Christian Willis

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the police officials, his name is Javier Romero and he was charged with first-degree murder on Monday.

Prosecutors say that the suspect could be sentenced to life in prison if he is convicted of killing Christian Willis.

The 18-year-old man was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

This incident occurred right after 7 p.m. Sept. 8. It happened in the 1500 block of Kentucky Street.

The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are also looking for 19-year-old Andrel Darnell Spates Jr. in connection with the killing.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.