For Immediate Release
July 1, 2019
An Kansas City 16-year-old faces multiple felony counts in connection with a Jan. 26, 2019, shooting that took the life of Fernando Perez and wounded two others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Angel G. Perea, dob: 7/10/2002, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, two counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and five counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, Facebook records showed that the defendant communicated with another suspect to plan a robbery in the area of Ashland Square Park at 22nd and Cypress in Kansas City. On Jan. 26, 2019, police were dispatched on a shooting and found three victims inside a vehicle. One victim, Fernando Perez, died as a result of his wounds. Witnesses told police that the defendant negotiated the purchase of a gun from the victim with the intent of robbing him once they met for the transaction. Witnesses told police that the defendant and his accomplice shot and killed one victim, and wounded two others.
Perea was certified on Monday to face criminal charges as an adult.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 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.