For Immediate Release
Aug. 3, 2023
A Grandview man faces three felony charges, including Murder 2nd Degree, in connection with the shooting Wednesday of a man in his vehicle outside a Grandview residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Cameron K. Harper currently faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.* The charging documents were originally under a court ordered seal to further the investigative process. That seal has been lifted.
According to court records filed today, Grandview police were dispatched Wednesday evening to a residence in Grandview and found the victim of a shooting in a white vehicle. The incident was near two other shootings that evening. Upon arrival, police found four bullet holes in the windshield and seven bullet holes in the driver's side window. The suspect was driving a vehicle described as a green pickup truck with a lawn mower in the back. The defendant was picked up by Kansas City police and officers recovered a phone and a vehicle key, as well as a backpack and found a mask. A search of the green truck produced .40 shell casings in the second row of the vehicle, along with prescription bottles and documents with the defendant's name. Shell casings that matched to the crime scene also were found, as well as a .40 caliber handgun. Detectives also determined the key found on the suspect by police matched the truck.
Prosecutors early today filed charges against the defendant and asked a Jackson County judge to place them under seal in order to protect the on-going investigation. By late afternoon, prosecutors requested that the case be unsealed.
An investigation continues into at least two other nearby shootings last evening and allegations of earlier crimes.
"Much more work will be required by law enforcement and my office to complete investigations of what appear to be related shootings in south Kansas City and Grandview," Prosecutor Baker stated. "My office greatly appreciates the prompt and promising efforts by law enforcement officers in multiple jurisdictions and the prosecutors who responded. We also want to thank those in our community who stepped up to advance solving this case."
"This is a tragic loss of life but the investigation continues for the others injured in this crime spree. We're grateful that this arrest and these charges will protect our community."
Prosecutors requested a $750,000 bond.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty.