For Immediate Release
April 25, 2018
A second Independence, MO, man has been charged in last Thursday's fatal shooting of Abigail Edwards in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
William H. York, dob: 5/28/1997, of Independence, MO faces Unalwful Use of a Weapon, a Class A felony punishable by up to life in prison.
According to court records, witnesses said York fired shots 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.