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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Independence man charged in KC homicide on Ditman this week

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2022

A 43-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal shooting Tuesday of Elijah Flores in a vacant lot in the 700 block of Ditman Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mark Selllars, dob: 12/15/1978, faces charges of Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and  Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 700 block of Ditman Avenue regarding a shooting. They found the victim, Elijah Flores, dob: 3/3/1983, on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene. The Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Witnesses told police the shooting occurred inside a nearby residence. A witness told police she saw the victim with a man wearing a mask and the defendant. But the victim and defendant became involved in a verbal altercation. Sellars pulled a handgun and shoot the victim in the back. Another witness told police that he heard three gunshots, then he saw the victim hobbling up the street, yelling for help. A male, identified as the defendant, held a handgun in his right hand

Prosecutors requested the defendant be held on no bond.

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 guilty.

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