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Posted on: September 30, 2017

Pleasant Hill man charged in fatal shooting Friday on I-70 in Independence

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For Immediate Release

Sept. 30, 2017

A Pleasant Hill, MO, man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Friday on Interstate 70 in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael T. Dumas, dob: 2/21/1991, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, witnesses told Independence police that they saw a black vehicle and shots being fired from a black vehicle at a silver vehicle. They said that the victim had also exchanged words at a nearby gas station with a man before the incident. Dumas vehicle was found abandoned near the stadiums. Witnesses said he was hiding in the woods near the stadiums after he said he had done something bad.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash.

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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