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Posted on: December 8, 2022

KC man, 33, charged in fatal shooting of Shayla Curts on Tuesday in KC

For Immediate Release
Dec. 8, 2022

A 33-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Shayla Curts, 22, on Tuesday inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Emmett C. Williams, dob: 2/15/1989, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, on Dec. 6, 2022, KC police officers were dispatched to the 4900 block of Bellefontaine Avenue on a reported shooting. Officers found the victim, Shayla Curts, dob: 3/12/2000, deceased at the scene from a gunshot wound. Witnesses placed the defendant at the scene at the time of the shooting. One reported hearing a gunshot when the victim and "EW" were in residence. A shell casing was located in the residence. The defendant told police the victim often antagonized him with her words and normally he ignored them. This time, she was on the living couch as he was walking past her when he made the decision to pull a 9mm handgun and shoot her in the head. Police located the weapon later in a wooded area.

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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