Family Disputes Self-Defense Drug Testimony After Jericho Owner Gunned Down

The tragic killing of Kansas City metro construction company owner John Bartrom remains a mystery and now yet another point of contention with the Jackson County Prosecutor's office.

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The man told detectives he pushed Bartrom off, Bartrom tried to lunge back at him and that’s when the man shot once in Bartrom’s direction and drove off.

The man told police he “was afraid for his safety based on the victim’s demeanor and added he had never seen or interacted with the victim prior to that day.”

Surveillance video referenced in police records gives another perspective.

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KCPD records detail altercation that left John Bartrom dead, suggest he was looking for drugs

Records from KCPD give a better idea of why the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office declined to file charges in the deadly shooting of the local business owner John Bartrom.