For Immediate Release
Nov. 14, 2023
A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a 63-year-old Kansas City man to 13 years in state prison for the fatal shooting in 2022 in Kansas City of a man who threw a traffic cone at the defendant's vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Andrew Harold Bostic, dob: 6/22/1960, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for the conviction of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, 3 years for Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree and three years on each of two convictions of Armed Criminal Action charges.
Some sentences to set to run for a total of 13 years. Prosecutors had asked for a total sentence of 19 years by setting all sentences to run consecutively.
According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched officers to the area of Armour Blvd and Broadway after the victim was found unresponsive in the street. Emergency responders determined the victim was deceased. Video surveillance from the area showed the defendant's vehicle on Broadway. The vehicle is stationary while the victim interacts with it. The victim is punching the air or shadow boxing but no one is near him. Then, the victim throws a traffic cone at the vehicle. He doubles over and stumbles as he tries to run away. He collapses on the sidewalk. Detectives located the vehicle in the parking lot of a building on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. The suspect told police that he fired a shot as a warning.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Shiante McMahon, Patrick Browne and Claire Hughes prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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