Tuesday, May 23, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY FELON CHARGED WITH CHURCH SHOOTING!!
Aftermath report and narrative from authorities who worked to quickly bring charges after this Sunday gunfire rampage that nearly killed a greeter who was attempting to protect the congregation . . .
Jackson County Prosecutor: KC man charged with firing weapon in south KC church, injuring church greeter
A Kansas City convicted felon has been charged with firing a weapon in a south Kansas City church last weekend, injuring one person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Assault 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and a misdemeanor Unlawful Use of a Weapon for carrying a loaded firearm into a church.* *Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.
According to court records filed today, the defendant went inside the House of Refuge Family Worship Church in the 10800 block of Hillcrest Road on Sunday and became involved in a struggle inside the church with staff and others. Witnesses reported seeing a gun in his waistband. He was wrestled to the ground, but then produced a handgun, witnesses said, and began firing shots. The victim stated that he was a greeter at the church when he observed the argument. The greeter followed the defendant as he moved away from the struggle, and the defendant fired a shot at the victim, grazing his head. The defendant is a convicted felon.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000.
Developing . . .