For Immediate Release
June 3, 2017
A 45-year-old Independence man charged in reported road rage incident and shooting at 104th and Holmes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
John C. Young, 1/11/1972, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded to a reported shooting in the area of 104th and Holmes and found two victims. One of them, 19-year-old Christopher Hutson died as a result of his injuries. A witness to the shooting who was riding in Hutson’s car said a driver of a blue vehicle had become upset and yelled, "Learn to fucking drive." The driver of the blue vehicle pulled up next to Hutson’s vehicle and fired shots from a handgun. Hutson did not have a weapon and said nothing to the defendant, the witness stated. An individual told police that the person driving a blue vehicle in the video released of the reported shooter was John C. Young. The surviving victim from a photo lineup identified Young as the shooter, and police found blue paint on the victim’s gold vehicle and damage on the defendant’s vehicle consistent with the paint transfer on the victim’s vehicle.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.