For Immediate Release
April 23, 2018
An Independence, MO, man has been charged in Thursday's fatal shooting of Abigail Edwards in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Tristen W. Bishop, dob: 6/30/1996, of Independence, MO faces Unalwful Use of a Weapon, a Class A felony punishable by up to life in prison.
According to court records, Bishop told police he and another man fired pistols into a residence on S. Oxford Avenue on April 19, when the victim was struck by gunfire.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash. The shooting remains under investigation to consider whether other charges may be filed.
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.