For Immediate Release
Sept. 16, 2019
A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Aug. 31, 2019, of Angela Banks in a south Kansas City park during a family cookout, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Larry Dodds, dob: 11/06/1997, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, officers were dispatched in the evening of Aug. 31, 2019, to the area of 73rd and Indiana, Noble Park, in Kansas City on a report of shots being fired. Two victims were transported to area hospitals. The female victim, Angela Banks, was pronounced dead. The male victim survived. In the center of a large pavilion where a large group had obviously been having a cookout, police found spent shell casings and a large pool of blood. Witnesses said a cookout was in progress with children and adults in attendance. An argument occurred and two men brandished handguns. Multiple shots were fired and the men fled in a vehicle. Banks was hit by the gunfire, as well as a male victim. Witnesses identified the shooters after police found photos of them on social media. Police also reviewed videos taken at the family gather. Those videos showed the defendant and the victims at the pavilion. Dodds was taken into custody on Saturday. A juvenile suspect was also identified.
This case remains under investigation.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000.
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.