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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Man who fired shot at vehicle in Independence, wounding child, is charged

For Immediate Release

Sept. 27, 2019

A Kansas City man who told police he fired a handgun at a vehicle, striking a child inside, has been charged with felony counts that carry up to a 30-year prison sentence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Maurice L. Webb, dob: 4/30/1992, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class A felony because someone was injured, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*

According to court records filed today, the defendant, who had been sleeping in a car in front of a residence in the 2200 block of Cedar, fired a handgun at another vehicle following an altercation at the residence. The defendant told police that he had a gun although he was a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying a weapon. He also said he didn't know why he fired at the vehicle and that it was wrong to shoot at it. He was unaware he had struck a child inside the vehicle. Police used probation officers to track the defendant who was required to wear an ankle monitor because he was on probation/parole. A 5-year-old child was struck in the right arm by one of the bullets.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

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.

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