For Immediate Release
Oct. 22, 2018
A 16-year-old Kansas Citian has been certified to stand trial as an adult in the fatal shooting of one and the wounding of another victim in an April 2018 violent crime in Kansas City's Northeast area, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Xavier I. Jones, 16 (dob: 4/4/2002), faces Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Jose Reyes, 15, and another vicitm, age 16, were shot inside a vehicle in the area of 16th Terrace and Bennington. Reyes was pronounced dead when police were called to the area of Truman and Hardesty. The non-fatal shooting victmi told police that the shooter was with Jones, who passed a gun to the shooter just before he shot the two victims. The victim stated he and the deceased victim had attempted to buy a gun. After they handed over money, they were shot. Police later arrested the two susects in a home nearby. After obtaining a search warrant, police found several guns, along with what appeared to be narcotics. While being held for interrogation, one suspect was overheard admitting to the other that he shot the victims.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 cash.
A co-defendant has already been charged in this case.
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.