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Posted on: October 3, 2018

KC man who fatally shot an off-duty police officer sentenced to 18 years in prison

For Immediate Release

Oct. 3, 2018

The Kansas City man charged in a fatal Westport shooting in August 2017 that killed an off-duty Lee's Summit police officer and injured another was sentenced today to 18 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean D. Steward, dob: 3/10/1995, pleaded guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The defendant was also sentenced today to 15 years on the first two counts, five years on each Armed Criminal Action conviction and 10 years on the Assault conviction. All those sentences were set to run concurrently. In addition, he was sentenced to 3 years on the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm conviction. The judge set that 3-year sentence to run consecutively to the 15 year sentence for the other convictions.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jordan Bergus and Lauren Barrett prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

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

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