News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: October 22, 2018

Second KC teen charged in April 2018 murder and non-fatal shooting

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:

Michael Mansur

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.


Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

Statement from family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan

Posted on: February 20, 2024

Press conference today at 2 p.m. in Jackson County Downtown Courthouse

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 28, 2021

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015