For Immediate Release
Sept. 19, 2020
A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman, Daisy Martinez, who was a Mexican celebration day on Southwest Boulevard on Wednesday night, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Diego Calderon-Guzman, dob: 8/7/1990, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, two counts of Armed Criminal and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.*
According to court records, police responded late on Sept. 16, 2020, to the area of 27th and Southwest Boulevard on a reported shooting. Witnesses and a check of video surveillance showed a black Silverado truck with a large Mexican flag on the center rear bumper was involved in the shooting. Officers, after chasing the suspect truck, took the defendant and the truck’s owner into custody. Officers observed a rifle in the truck that the crime lab later connected to shell casings found at the crime scene. The owner of the truck said the defendant shot the victim. The defendant, a convicted felon, told police that he fired the weapon after gunfire broke out. He said he didn’t see the victim running in front of him when he shot.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000.
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.