For Immediate Release
Sept. 25, 2017
A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of two others early Saturday morning in Westport, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Kevon A. Powell, dob: 1/10/1997, faces two counts of Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, an off-duty Kansas City police officer saw the defendant fire shots near Westport Road and Pennsylvania. After the officer saw Powell shoot at one victim, he drew his duty weapon and ordered the defendant to halt. But the defendant fled and officers chased him until he was taken into custody near 40th and Main Street.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000.
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.