For Immediate Release
May 30, 2019
An Independence teenager has been charged in a March 2019 shooting and robbery that left the victim seriously injured by gunshot wounds, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Sean M. Quinn Jr., 16 (dob: 7/6/2002), faces Assault 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, on March 25, 2019, Independence police responded to a reported shooting call in the 17000 block of E. Susquehanna Driver and found a victim in the stairwell of the apartment complex. He had been shot in the chest. He identified the shooter as "Quinn". Police knew Swan Quinn lived nearby and police set up a perimeter around his residence. Another juvenile exited the residence and advised that the suspect was inside and refusing to come out. But later he exited the residence and was taken into custody. Quinn told police he shot the victim and said it was part of a plan to rob the victim. They were meeting so Quinn could sell him a gun. The victim had withdrawn cash. They struggled after Quinn grabbed the victim's backpack and Quinn shot the victim. He also stated he hid the $300 at another residence. Police also found Facebook messages in which Quinn said he was going to do a "lick" or robbery. The victim suffered serious injuries as the bullet hit his spine and paralyzed him from the waist down.
Quinn was certified by juvenile authorities to be charged as adult.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $200,000 cash only.
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.