For Immediate Release
May 9, 2019
A Kansas City man, who pleaded guilty today to Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Derrick Jones in October 2016 in Westport, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Tyre Jackson, dob: 5/16/1982,pleaded guilty Thursday to Murder 2nd Degree or Felony Murder, and Armed Criminal Action, as well as Robbery 1st Degree in connection with a December 2016 robbery in Kansas City. Jackson was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in a state prison.
According to court records, the victim was found in a parking lot near 40th and Mill Street in the Westport area. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported to a hospital. Video showed that two suspects, including the defendant, were observed in the area at the time of the shooting. They were observed holding a white Styrofoam cup. The cup and straw were recovered from the scene and lab tests of DNA from the cup matched the defendant. Shell casings at the scene also matched casings found at the homicide scene and a gun found in the defendant's vehicle was determined to be one used at the homicide scene.
Charges are pending against a second suspect in the Westport shooting.
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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.