For Immediate Release
June 4, 2019
Two would-be robbers in Kansas City face murder charges after their intended victim fired shots in self-defense, killing one of the robbers' accomplices, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Anthony Blackmon, dob: 9/22/1997, and Daeshafaun S. Jackson-Bey, dob: 12/8/1998, each face seven felony counts -- Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, three Armed Criminal Action charges, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.*
According to court records filed today, the defendants lured the victim to a home in the 1500 block of Oakley. The victim told police he had arranged for sex for money there with one defendant. When he went to the residence, two armed men, including Joshua Jackson, dob: 1/29/1989, attempted to rob him. The victim told police they started shooting at him and he pulled out a gun he was carrying and returned fire. Jackson died from gunshot wounds. Police found spent shell casings inside the residence. Blackmon and Jackson-Bey told police Jackson was outside on the front porch when shots were fired and they saw a black vehicle drive away. When police processed the crime scene there was no firearm located in the residence. But a witness later reported receiving a firearm from Blackmon which Blackmon claimed was used during Jackson's homicide. When police arrested the defendants on Monday in Kansas City police video showed Jackson-Bey receiving a bag with a 9 mm handgun inside.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000 for Blackmon and $150,000 for Jackson-Bey.
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.