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Posted on: September 12, 2016

KCK man charged in early Sunday shootings in Westport

For immediate release
Sept. 12, 2016

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with the 3 a.m. Sunday shootings in Westport that injured seven persons, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kelvin Clark, dob: 5/ 1/ 1987, faces seven counts of Accessory Assault in the 1st Degree and seven counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, police in the Westport area of Kansas City heard several gun shots shortly after 3:20 A.M. Sunday. They responded and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. A victim told them he observed some "guys who gave him weird vibes." Then a black vehicle struck him when he was in a parking lot for 560 Westport Road, knocking him to the ground. He got up and ran, heard shots being fired and was hit in the thigh by gunfire. Video from an area business showed the black car knocking into the victim, then two persons exit the vehicle, firing toward the victim and in the direction of a crowd. A license plate number for the suspect vehicle was obtained. A witness in the area said that a short time after he heard gunshots he saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was quickly involved in an accident. The witness went to render aid and two men exited the vehicle, running. One dropped a gun. Officers responded and took Clark into custody. A female suspect inside the car also was taken into custody. She told police they were all in Wesport and she ducked when gunfire started.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
mmansur@jacksongov.org
http://jacksoncountyprosecutor.com

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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