Two teens arrested in the killing of Mississippi National Guard service member

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Two teens have been charged in the killing of Sgt. Stephen Matory, a Mississippi National Guard service member in Jackson.

The Jackson Police Department on Monday arrested and charged 19-year-old Xajavier King with murder and aggravated assault of Sgt. Matory last Thursday in Summer Park Apartments. JPD also arrested and charged Chaela Edwards, 18, with accessory after the fact to murder.

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The shooting occurred just after 6 a.m. in the 2000 block of Chadwick Drive.

Matory was an innocent bystander according to JPD.