For Immediate Release
Oct. 7, 2016
A Blue Springs man was charged today in the shooting Thursday of a woman police found in a driveway, balled-up, bound at the wrists and suffering from gunshots, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jose F. Hernandez, dob: 12/29/1980, faces Domestic Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records filed today, Blue Springs police found the victim inside a residence in the 2800 block of SE 6th Street early Thursday after receiving calls related to gun shots there. The officers found the victim balled up in the driveway. She was covered in what appeared to be blood. She had a rope tied behind her back from her left wrist to her right wrist. She was suffering from two gunshot wounds, one through the chest. She identified her shooter as "Jose." It also appeared as her face had been beaten. The victim remains in intensive care. Witnesses reported hearing gun shots, hearing a woman screaming and seeing Hernandez' red car leave the area soon after. One witness saw Hernandez and the victim leaving the residence together. Blood and rope were found in Hernandez' room.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $300,000.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.