For Immediate Release
July 24, 2019
A 30-year-old KC man who was shot by KC police after he resisted arrest faces mutliple felony charges, including drug possession and resisting arrest, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Kenyon A. Harrington, dob: 3/5/1989, faces two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*
According to court records, the defendant had sold cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective on more than once occasion. On July 22, 2019 the undercover detective scheduled to purchase narcotics from the defendant at Grand Slam located at 6th and McGee, in downtown Kansas City, during the middle of the day. At that time surveillance teams observed the defendant arrive and back his vehicle into the parking lot. The Street Narcotics Tactical Unit arrived, blocked the defendant’s vehicle into the parking spot, and attempted to make an arrest of the defendant. The defendant drove his vehicle into the police vehicle, but he couldn't get away, so he exited the vehicle with a firearm. The firearm appeared to be pointed in the direction of the law enforcement officers. An officer discharged his firearm striking the defendant. He was taken into custody and taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000/10 percent.
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.