For Immediate Release
March 18, 2021
A 20-year-old Blue Springs man has been charged in connection with the Tuesday evening fatal shooting of Xavier at an Independence Quik Trip on U.S. 24 Highway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Anthony Pasquale, dob: 12/27/2000, faces charges of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, Independence police were dispatched to the Quik Trip on U.S. 24 Highway on a report of shots being fired. They found the victim Xavier Plotner outside the store's entrance on the ground. He had been shot in the chest. Security video identified the the suspect and his vehicle. The suspect was later identified as Anthony Pasquale. Video showed Pasquale approaching the victim's vehicle, at the pumps. Pasquale puts his hand on the victim's car door and the victim is seen coming out, fists swinging at the defendant. Defendant is then seen holding a gun and pointing at the victim, who runs frantically toward the store. He collapses in the front entrance. Independence police disseminated the suspect's identifying information and he was taken into custody after an officer identified his vehicle.
Prosecutors requested a $150,000 bond.
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.