For Immediate Release
Sept. 8, 2017
A Kansas City man, 35, has been charged in the October 2016 fatal shooting in Westport of Derrick Jones, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Tyre L. Jackson, dob: 5/16/1982, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, the victim was found in a parking lot near 40th and Mill Street in the Westport area. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported to a hospital. Video showed that two suspects, including the defendant, were observed in the area at the time of the shooting. They were observed holding a white Styrofoam cup. The cup and straw were recovered from the scene and lab tests of DNA from the cup matched the defendant. Shell casings at the scene also matched casings found at the homicide scene and a gun found in the defendant's vehicle was determined to be one used at the homicide scene.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
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.