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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Independence man indicted in Oct. 5, 2021, fatal shooting on Huttig in Independence

For Immediate Release
Oct. 9, 2021

An Independence man, 36, has been indicted for the fatal shooting Oct. 5, 2021, of Waylon Williams inside an Independence residence on Huttig Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. An Independence man, 36, faces Murder 2nd Degree..

A Jackson County Grand Jury indicted Myles Blesz, dob:3/25/1985, on charges of Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Weapon for possessing a firearm with a controlled substance.*

According to court records, Independence police were dispatched to a residence on Huttig Avenue in early morning hours of Oct. 5, 2021, on a reported suicide. Police found victim Waylon Williams deceased inside the residence. A friend advised police he had shot himself. Detectives searched the residence. A nearby residence reported hearing arguing before a gun shot. A couple blocks away, detectives also found two guns and the victim's cell phone in the woods. Shell casings found in the residence matched one of the guns found in the woods. Defendant told detectives that he shot the victim but didn't mean to do it. Another witness told police he heard a pop when he was the only one in the room with the defendant and the victim. Later, he told detectives he helped the defendant toss two guns in the woods.

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

*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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