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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Independence man charged in fatal shooting of woman found along Raytown roadway

For Immediate Release
Nov. 1, 2022

An Independence, MO, man, 35, has been charged in the fatal shooting of a woman who was found by passers-by along a Raytown roadway Monday evening, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Aaron C. Alexander, dob: 9/23/1987, faces charges of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records filed this evening, Raytown Police responded Monday evening after two persons driving along Raytown Road at East 87th Street reported a woman was on the ground along the roadside and she had blood coming from her head. She was transported to Research Hospital and was pronounced deceased. A witness, shortly afterward, arrived at Raytown Police Department and said he had information regarding a homicide. The witness stated that the defendant had called about 8:30 - 9 pm Monday evening and stated he had an altercation with a woman and shot her in the head. Soon after, the defendant surrendered himself to Independence police officers.

Prosecutors requested a $300,000 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
www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com
mmansur@jacksongov.org

*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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