For Immediate Release
March 1, 2020
A Kansas City, Kan., man, 25, has been charged in connection with the shooting in the Westport area of Kansas City early Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Devon L. Carter, dob: 3/1/1995, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, a Kansas City police officer reported about 1:24 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2020 seeing a white SUV with occupants shooting at others in Westport. Four persons were injured and one killed in the shootings that Saturday morning, Feb. 29, in Westport. Surveillance video confirmed occupants of the vehicle were firing guns from the vehicle. The defendant told police he was the sole driver of the vehicle. Carter told police that 30 friends and family had been in a Westport club with him for a birthday celebration. An altercation with another group initiated the gun fire after they left the club, he said. The vehicle was located near 39th and Main in a store parking lot. Numerous shell casings and bullet holes were found. Other video showed that after the white SUV parked near 39th and Main, two other vehicles came into the lot, and persons left the SUV and got into those other vehicles, carrying items into the other vehicles. In addition, police recovered 95 shell casings in the area of the shooting. About 40 shell casings in the area of the shooting matched shell casings found in the parked SUV.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Prosecutors requested a $200,000 cash bond for the defendant.
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.