For Immediate Release
Nov. 10, 2023
A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man in the fatal shootings in January 2023 of his girlfriend and her cousin outside the girlfriend's home in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury convicted Damon Goodrich of two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.
The defendant will be sentenced at a hearing in January.
According to court records, the defendant was accused of shooting his girlfriend and her cousin on Jan. 8, 2023. Teenage children of the female victim witnessed parts of the violence. Ring doorbell footage and surveillance cameras supported that the defendant was at or near the house during the encounter at the victim's residence.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jamie Hunt and Shawna Quast prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor