For Immediate Release
April 22, 2019
A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection with shootings in South Kansas City in Aug. 2018 that killed one man and injured others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Curtrail Hudson, dob:, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree, two counts of Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.
According to court records, Kansas City police officers responded to the area of 113th and Bales in Kansas City on a suspicious party armed with a shotgun. Nearby, they found a deceased man and several shotgun shells around him. Other shells were found in the area and an additional victim was reported to have been transported to an area hospital. A third victim reported being shot while driving through the area. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect and witnessing the shooting. One reported the suspect ran east and threw the shotgun into a storm drain. A little later, police were also dispatched to East Red Bridge and Blue Ridge Boulevard on a disturbance. They found family members of the suspect. They reported Hudson as "freaking out" and being assaultive. The defendant was transported to an area hospital. Police found the shotgun in a storm drain. It had what appeared to be blood and human tissue on the end the barrel. Victims and a witness identified the defendant as the shooter.
Hudson will be sentenced by a Jackson County judge at 9 a.m. on June 14, 2019.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jordan Bergus and Jennifer Tatum prosecuted this case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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.