For Immediate Release
Oct. 17, 2018
An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence after trying to hide gun following Plaza shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Quinton Shelby, dob: 5/9/2000, faces Tampering With Physical Evidence in Felony Prosecution.*
According to court records, on Oct. 16, 2018, Kansas City police responded to the 200 block of West 47th Street on a report of shots fired. A witness said several persons, including the defendant, were walking in the area when one person in the group fired shots at two males. The entire group ran. The person who fired the shots handed a gun to the defendant who hid it in some mulch. Detectives recovered the gun and rounds from the gun matched evidence recovered from the crime scene. The gun was reported stolen from Lee's Summit.
Prosecutors requested a $35,000 bond.
The case remains under investigation.
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.