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Posted on: October 18, 2019

KC man and woman charged in triple homicide near 45th and South Benton on Thursday

For Immediate Release

Oct. 18, 2019

A Kansas City man and woman have been charged in the Thursday evening fatal shooting of three persons in the 4500 block of South Benton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lynnsey D. Jones, dob: 9/5/1984, and Victor Sykes, dob: 11/10/1975, each face three counts of Murder in the 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records filed late today, Kansas City police officers were on patrol in the area of 45th and South Benton in Kansas City, when they heard gunshots. They soon observed a woman in the area. She appeared to have a rifle in her hands. They also saw a man walking in the area of 45th and South Benton. The woman got into a black seda, but was quickly taken into custody. The woman was identified as Lynnsey Jones. A firearm was found in the vehicle. An additonal officer pursued the man, who was later identified as Victor Sykes. He was taken into custody after a foot pursuit. Police found a male victim, apparently deceased, in the street. Rifle casings were recovered from near the victim. The front door of a residence was ajar. Police found another victim on the floor A thired victim was found in the residence, also deceased from a gunshot. Jones told police she had gone to the reisdence to purchase narcotics. After she went inside and smoked marijuanae with two unknown women, she told police, she went back outside and found two men arguing. Jones said the men had guns. She also admitted to shooting at all three victims -- later identified as Larona T. Jones, 8/27/1977, Larry T. Barnes, 7/18/1979 and Brandy Jones, 4/12/1981.

"The quick thinking and action of the Kansas City police officers who on the scene took these suspects into custody allowed us to get this case charged today," said Jackson County Prosecutor Baker.

Prosecutors requested cash bonds of $500,000 for each defendant.

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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