For Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2020
A 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in the fatal shootings of two persons Thursday in a Kansas City gas station parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Juan C. Berumen, dob: 3/26/1993, faces two counts of Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and three counts of Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court documents, Kansas City police were dispatched early on the morning of Nov. 6, 2020, to the 1500 block of West 12th Street in Kansas City on a reported shooting and found two deceased victims in the parking lot of a gas station. A third and fourth victim also had been injured by gunfire. Surveillance video appeared to show the defendant initiating the incident by brandishing a handgun at a group of males in the parking lot. Victim Floyd Freeman, dob: 7/22/1977, appeared unarmed when the defendant began to fire. The defendant's gunfire also hit and killed a second victim, Margarita Paez, dob: 4/29/1983, who had arrived at the gas station in the defendant's vehicle. Two others were injured before the defendant left the scene. He is in custody and being treated for his injuries at an area hospital. Police investigators found 25 spent shell casings in the parking lot.
Prosecutors requested a cash-only 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.