Third JC teen sentenced for shooting 18-year-old girl last year

Jaquan Whirley

A third Jefferson City teen pleads guilty to his part in a shooting that sent a teenage girl to the hospital.

Jaquan Whirley, 19, pleaded guilty in September to accessory to first-degree assault.  He was sentenced last week to seven years in prison.  The sentence will be served in conjunction with two other crimes; resisting arrest and being in possession of a defaced firearm in 2019 and a shooting in 2018 that resulted in minor injuries. 

The charge involving the teenage girl happened in March of 2020.  An 18-year-old girl told police she was at the Phillipps 66 on Stadium Boulevard when she saw three men staring at her.  When she drove off, the men followed and one person fired shots at her car, striking her in the back.

One of Whirley’s accomplices in that crime, Dayjuan Crossland, pleaded guilty earlier this month to unlawful use of a weapon.  He was sentenced to four years unsupervised probation.

The third accomplice, Leandre Williams, previously pleaded guilty to accessory to assault and was sentenced to five years supervised probation.