For Immediate Release
Feb. 6, 2017
A Kansas City man has been charged with Murder 1st Degree in the April 2015 fatal shooting of Dominique Stafford, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Derius Taylor, dob: 7/31/1988, faces Murder 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records filed today, officers found the victim, Dominique Stafford, fatally shot and slumped over in a car left at 37th and Elmwood. The victim's phone records showed calls to his phone from a friend of Taylor's. A witness told police that Taylor shot the victim after he arranged to meet him. Taylor told the witness he knew he would need to shoot the victim because he intended to rob him. Detectives found that Taylor had pawned a necklace taken from the victim and phone records.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash.
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.