For Immediate Release
Aug. 27, 2019
A 23-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with today's early morning homicide in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Isiah J. Ferguson, dob: 2/14/1996, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records filed today, Kansas City Police Department officers were dispatched to the 7500 block of Washington in south Kansas City on a reported Sshooting. They were directed to an apartment where they found the victim, Samuel B. Cummins, dob: 10/15/1998, suffering from gunshot wounds. A reporting party told police he had observed on his video surveillance system a man walk to the door of the victim's apartment and knock. When the victim opened the door, it appeared that the suspect shot him with a handgun. The victim was found at the apartment door. Police identified a suspect and went to take him into custody. The defendant described how he shot the victim multiple times. Police recovered a gun from the defendant's apartment, where he stated he had left it, as well as clothing that appeared to match clothing captured on the video surveillance.
Prosecutors requested a $500,000 bond.
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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.