For Immediate Release
April 26, 2017
A Kansas City 16-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle and into an occupied house in February, after Family Court certified him to face charges as an adult, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Dezzman Clemons, dob: 4/24/2001, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class A felony, and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, police officers were dispatched to the area of 29th and Olive on Feb. 19, 2017. A victim told police that Clemons had assaulted her. She was sitting on the porch when a gray vehicle drove south on Olive with Clemons seated in the rear, behind the driver. Clemons leaned out the window and stated he was going to kill her. He fired several shots and the vehicle sped away. Police later found the defendant at the back door of a residence on Park Avenue. He ran and hid in a closet but was taken into custody. This week a Family Court judge certified Clemons as an adult.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
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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.