For Immediate Release
Feb. 2, 2017
A Kansas City man has been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the Jan. 21, 2017, fatal shooting of Raymond Jones on Troost Avenue, which was captured on surveillance video, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Thomas E. Midgette Jr., dob: 9/12/1962, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, a friend of the victim told police, who found Raymond Jones body near 82nd and Troost Avenue on Jan. 21, that he and Midgette had been in an argument and the victim had punched Midgette. After their argument, the victim went out to walk to a nearby market and Midgette returned and told the witness that "you won't see Raymond anymore." Then video surveillance of the area showed Midgette following the victim, approaching him. The victim falls to the ground and the defendant stands over him, shooting him. After the defendant saw the video, he told police he was the one who shot Jones and he got rid of the gun afterward.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.