For Immediate Release
July 28, 2016
A 31-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with the early-morning fatal shooting of a woman, as well as endangering the lives of three children found in the residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Derrick A. Williams, dob: 2/9/1985, faces Murder in the 1st Degree, three counts of Armed Criminal Action and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.*
According to court records filed today, Kansas City police responded to a residence on Independence Avenue about 5 a.m. and found the defendant, naked, in front of the building. He said he had shot a woman. Officers believed the man was under the influence of narcotics. Police found a handgun and three children inside crying. One told an officer, "He killed my mom." After he killed the woman, the defendant put the gun in the mouth of one of the child victims and hit one of the other children in the head.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $300,000.
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.