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Posted on: August 8, 2016

KC man charged in July 5 shooting of Alvino Crawford

A 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the July 5 fatal shooting of Alvino Crawford, 29, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Jerome B. Walker Jr., dob: 6/26/1975, faces charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.* According to court records, a witness told police that she and others had been with the victim and the defendant. The witness walked to President Gardens apartment with the defendant and met the victim in front of 8247 Forest. The defendant told them to leave. As they were leaving, he pulled out a gun and several shots were fired. Later the defendant admitted to shooting into the apartment to scare a woman inside. Crawford was killed by being shot when the defendant fired into the apartment. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000 cash. 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.

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