For Immediate Release
July 10, 2022
A Jackson County judge sentenced Timothy Fernandez, 45, to 27 years in prison for his murder conviction in the February 2019 fatal shooting of Michael E. Bryan outside a Downtown Kansas City store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The judge convicted Fernandez, dob:2/24/1977, guilty of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action, after a bench trial in April. On Friday, the judge sentenced Fernandez to 27 years on the Murder 2nd Degree conviction and five years on the ACA conviction. The judge set the sentences to run concurrently.
According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to 17th and Grand on the morning of Feb. 5, 2019, regarding a shooting. The victim was found deceased on the sidewalk. He had suffered gunshot wounds. Surveillance video showed the fatal shooting of Michael Bryan. The suspect and the victim were on the north side of the business. The victim walked away and the suspect drew a gun and shot at the victim. The video also showed the suspect throwing away a tissue after blowing his nose before the shooting. Police recovered the tissue and tested for DNA. Police also found a backpack and jacket found nearby. DNA from the tissue, a fingerprint from an item found in the backpack were linked to the suspect and ammunition from the backpack was the same caliber as a bullet recovered from the victim's jacket.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kelsey Blackwell and Jeanette Wolpink prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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