For Immediate Release
Nov. 11, 2019
A 19-year-old and an 18-year-old, both of Kansas City, have been charged with four felony counts in the fatal shooting in October of Cortez Nash and the wounding of another man who were walking along the street in the area of 68th and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Armani F. Elder, dob: 8/7/2000, and Larry G. Baker, dob:12/4/2000, each face Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court documents, the victims were walking in the area of 68th and Olive when gunshots came from a red Dodge vehicle. Earlier defendant Baker had messaged Nash, warning him to stay off a certain block. Police found weapons on the person of Baker and defendant Elder. The latter weapon matched shell casings found at the scene of the homicide. In addition, police observed Baker driving the red Dodge vehicle and a witness described how Elder, Baker and a juvenile all fired weapons at the two victims at 68th and Olive.
Both defendants are now in custody.
Prosecutors reqeusted $250,000 bonds.
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.