For Immediate Release
Oct. 3, 2019
A Kansas City man, 23, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Sept. 27, 2019, of John T. Wilson III inside his apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Daniel A. Bigge, dob: 6/26/1996, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Kansas City police officers were dispacted just after midnight on Sept. 28, 2019, to the 1600 block of Citadel Drive in Kansas City. They found the deceased victim on his bedroom floor. There was no indication of forced entry. Several 9 mm shell casings were found in the bedroom with the victim. A witness told police that a white SUV had pulled into the parking lot parked the evening of Sept. 27, 2019. They saw a man walk to the apartment building and return a short time later. The vehicle returned 30 to 45 minutes later. A short time later, the witness heard four or five shots coming from the apartment building. He saw the same man who had parked the white SUV run down the sidewalk. The man laughed out loud, then entered the white SUV and drove off. When the father of the victim went to the defendant's home, intending to ask him to be a pallbearer at his son's funeral, he told police he observed several unusual things, including the defendant keeping a handgun under his right arm pit during the father's visit. The father also observed a white SUV in the driveway. Surveillance video in the area the evening of the shooting captured a white SUV traveling on 63rd from Citadel Drive, and a search of the victim's I-Phone showed his last communication was with the defendant. Also, shell cases recovered at the homicide scene were confirmed to have been fired by a 9 mm recovered from the defendant's bedroom.
Prosecutors requested a $200,000 bond.
For more information, contact:
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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.