For Immediate Release
July 31, 2018
A Kansas City teen has been charged in the fatal KC shooting in April of Jesus Reyes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Andrew Rodriquez, dob: 6/4/2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree, three counts of Armed Criminal Action, Assault 1st Degree and Robbery 1st Degree.*
According to court documents, Kansas City police officers in the area of Truman and Hardesty were contacted by a 16-year-old male who said he and a 15-year-old had been shot during an attempted purchase of a gun. Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, while the second victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of several gunshot wounds. The victim told police that they had given Rodriquez and another suspect money for the gun when Rodriquez shot the two victims. Police later recovered several guns from the basement of the defendant's residence. While waiting for a patrol wagon, the defendant was heard talking and he admitted to shooting the victims.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000.
Rodriquez on Monday was certified to stand trial as an adult.
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.