For Immediate Release
Aug. 30, 2019
A Kansas City man, 31, shot at three victims, killing one and wounding another, before witnesses said a police officer working nearby responded and fired at the armed man, wounding him, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Michael D. Wilson, dob: 2/28/1988, faces Murder 2nd Degree, two counts of Assault 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action,*
According to court documents filed today, witnesses told police that the defendant shot at three victims in the middle of the day Thursday, while a police officer, working off duty at a construction site, responded and shot at the defendant, wounding him in the leg. One victimm, Elijah J. Muhammad, died at the scene as a result of the gunshots fired by the defendant. Police responded a little after 2 p.m. Thursday to the area of 14th and Bellefontaine regarding shots being fired and an off-duty officer needing assistance. A responding officer contacted the off-duty officer on the scene, who was placing handcuffs on a suspect in the middle of 14th Street. The suspect had been shot in the leg. A witness told police that the off-duty officer repeatedly yelled at the defendant to drop the gun.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $750,000.
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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.