For Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2023
A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting last month of a man found in a parking lot in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Osvaldo Rangel faces charges of Murder 2nd Degree or in the alternative Murder 2nd Degree Felony Murder and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, on Sept. 30, 2023 about 6 am, Kansas City police were dispatched to a reported shooting. Officers located a deceased man in the parking lot partially under a Hummer H2. Surveillance video showed the vehicle arriving shortly before and pulling into a parking space. Surveillance video obtained by police detectives showed the a light GMC Acadia, later learned to be driven by the victim, stopped nearby. The driver of a dark four-door sedan, later learned to be the defendant, is observed exiting the sedan and approaching the passenger side of the Hummer. It's apparent a disturbance is occurring. The video shows the defendant shooting the victim at the rear of the Hummer, and the victim falling to the ground.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
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.