For Immediate Release
Nov. 13,, 2023
An Independence, MO, man has been charged in connection with the shootings at the Independence Center that injured three persons, including one critically, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
MarkAnthony Greer faces three counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and three counts of Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records filed today, in the afternoon of Nov. 10, 2023, officers responded to Independence Center on a reported shooting. An officer on off-duty assignment at Dillards arrived on the shooting scene first. He found three injured victims. One of the three was a woman, Victim 1, who was most critically injured and reportedly was pregnant. Surveillance video showed a group that included the critically injured woman, encountered a second group in the mall that included the defendant. The two groups passed each other at the mall entrance. A verbal argument began. A victim uninvolved with either group was shot in the leg. The rest of the second group ran to the parking lot. Victim 1 had not followed closely with her group when it encountered the other group. She appeared to be sitting down on a bench about 30 feet away. Witnesses identified as the shooter the defendant or a man who matched the defendant's appearance.
The case remains under investigation.
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.