For Immediate Release
Oct. 5, 2017
A 23-year-old Kansas City faces Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the Sept. 13, 2017, fatal shooting of 23-year-old Andrew Holmes in the parking lot of the Troost Market in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Dante Oliver, dob: 12/22/1993, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded to the Troost Market, 3001 Troost Avenue on reports of gunshots. They found the victim, Andrew Holmes, unresponsive in the parking lot near gas pumps. He later died of his injuries. Surveillance video from Troost Market showed a white four-door sedan and damage on a left fender parked in the parking lot at the gas pumps. The video showed a passenger in the vehicle exit carrying a handgun in his right hand. He then fires the weapon toward the victim, who is sitting in the driver's seat of his vehicle. The shooter then flees on foot. A witness was coming to Troost Market to meet the victim. When she pulled into the parking lot she saw the suspect in a white t-shirt and jeans shooting at the victim's vehicle. She then followed the shooter, as he walked away. She continued until he displayed his handgun by lifting his shirt and showing it in his waistband. Oliver told police he was driving the white vehicle the night of the fatal shooting and he later picked up the suspect and took him home.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Prosecutors requested a $150,000 bond on Oliver.
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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.