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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Jackson County judge sentences defendant in Cameron Douglas' fatal shooting

For Immediate Release
Dec. 22, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Jason Cook to six years in prison for the fatal Jan. 21, 2019 shooting of Cameron Douglas, 23, following the jury's recommendation after jurors convicted Cook of involuntary manslaughter, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The judge noted that he was sentencing to the maximum time given that he was convicted in October on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action.

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police were dispatched on Jan. 21, 2019, to the 5300 block of Oak Leaf Drive in Kansas City on a reported shooting. Officers found the victim deceased on the front stoop of an apartment building. Eight shell casings were found at the scene. Surveillance video showed an encounter between the victim and the suspect. The victim turned to walk away, but stopped and turned back toward the suspect. The victim has his hands in his pockets. The suspect began shooting. Then the victim ran and the suspect continued firing before he fled.

The prosecutor's office charged the defendant with Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action, but the jury in October convicted him of the lesser charge of Involuntary Manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action. Prosecutors requested the judge order the maximum penalty of six years for those convictions.

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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