For immediate release
June 7, 2017
A Kansas City man, charged in connection with a shooting May 25 of a man near 44th and Flora in Kansas City, now also will face charges of assaulting and tampering with witness in that Flora shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
In connection with the May 25 shooting near 44th and Flora, Marcus Barrett, dob: 3/8/83, has been charged with faces Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*
Related to a June 2 incident in Kansas City, Barrett faces Assault 1st Degree, Tampering with a Witness in a Felony Prosecution, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*
According to court records, witnesses identified Marcus Barrett as the individual who produced a handgun and shot the victim the evening of May 25, 2017 in the area of 44th and Flora. One witness told police that Marcus Barrett was in an argument with the victim, then produced a handgun from his waistband and fired at the victim. A witness told police the suspect told the victim, "Get away from my car," before he pulled the gun and shot the victim.
On June 2, according to court records, Barrett went to the residence of a woman and the victim stated that he told them he was going to kill them for "snitching." Barrett struck the victim in the face with a closed fist. He got on top of her, and choked her with two hands around her throat, causing her to lose consciousness. He grabbed a black handgun and put a round in the chamber. The victim stated Barrett assaulted her because he thought she told people about the shooting on May 25th. She said he told her, "You Bitches are working together and before I go to jail I’m going to kill everyone."
Barrett is now being held on a $200,000 bond.
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.