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Judge finds Tony Mack guilty of murder of Leon Taylor in January 2018

For Immediate Release

Feb. 6, 2018

A Jackson County judge has found an 18-year-old Kansas City man guilty of several felonies in connection with the Jan. 28, 2018 fatal shooting of Leon Taylor, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tony Mack, dob: 5/8/2000, was convicted of Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assault 2nd Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police responded to 16th and Elmwood on reported shots fired and found multiple shell casings in the intersection. Two victims from the shooting arrived at Truman Medical Center and one, Taylor, was pronounced deceased a short time later. A second was treated for injuries. The Medical Examiner ruled that Taylor died due to multiple gunshot wounds. A witness told police that Mack pulled out a handgun and fired several times into a vehicle in front of a residence near 16th and Elmwood. A witness stated that the defendant was arguing with a passenger in the vehicle about assaulting another passenger.

The judge ruled last week, and the defendant will be sentenced on Dec. 14, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Division 15.

Chief Trial Assistant Jamie Hunt and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kailea Bogner 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

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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