For Immediate Release
Dec. 21, 2022
A Kansas City man,18, faces multiple felony charges in connection with the September 2021 fatal shooting of 14-year-old Gabriel Williams outside a south Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Darrell E. Thompson, dob: 7/1/2004, faces Murder in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Kansas City police found the juvenile victim the evening of Sept. 24, 2021 on a driveway in the 9500 block of James A. Reed Road. A stolen handgun was found next to the victim with two spent shell casings. Surveillance video captured the victim with his hands up seemingly in confrontation with a white Malibu and shots are fired from the vehicle. Shell casings were found in the area. Phone records show the defendant's phone in the area of the shooting.
Two other defendants have been charged in connection with Williams' homicide.
For more information, contact:
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.