For Immediate Result
Feb. 15, 2019
A 42-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Feb. 5, 2018, fatal shooting of Michael Bryan outside a convenience store near 17th and Grand Avenue in Downtown Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Timothy R. Fernandez, 2/24/1977, faces Murder 2nd and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to 17th and Grand on the morning of Feb. 5, 2018, regarding a shooting. The victim was found deceased on the sidewalk from gunshot wounds. Surveillance video showed the fatal shooting of Michael Bryan. The suspect and the victim were on the north side of the business, talking. Then the victim walked away and the suspect drew a gun and shot the victim in the back. The video also showed the suspectar throw a tissue on the ground after blowing his nose about 20 minutes before the fatal shooting. Police recovered that tissue for DNA testing. Two days later police located a backpack and leather jacket nearby and tested those items, along with the tissue, for DNA and fingerprints. A DNA profile came back to the defendant from the tissue. And fingerprints from a Q-Tip inside the backpack were linked to the defendant. Ammunition found inside the backpack was the same caliber class as a bullet recovered from the victim's jacket.
The suspect is not in custody. Persons with information regarding the the suspect or the Feb. 5 homicide of Michael Bryan are encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-8477.
Prosecutors are requesting a bond of $250,000 cash.
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 guilty.