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Posted on: October 19, 2017

KC man charged with firing weapon into Waldo Bar and south KC store

For Immediate Release

Oct. 19, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged today with firing a weapon into the Waldo Bar and a south KC convenience store in the early morning Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Wesley G. Barnes, dob: 5/2/1983, faces two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records a man entered the Waldo Bar, near 75th and Wornall Road, about 1 a.m. and asked the bartender if police were around. He pulled out a handgun and placed it on the bar. He said he was a federal agent. The bartender asked him to leave, so he retrieved the gun and walked out. He got into a white Audi A4, the doorman noted. Seconds later, the people inside the bar heard gunshots. About a half hour later, at the QuikTrip near 103rd and Wornall Road, several shots were fired, while several people were inside or at the gas pumps. Police traced the suspect through a credit car he presented at the bar with the name of his wife.

Prosecutors requested a $200,000 bond.

For more information, contact:

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

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.



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