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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kansas City man charged in shooting woman who was taking his vehicle

For Immediate Release

April 20, 2020

A Kansas City man who earlier this month fired multiple shots at a woman who was driving off in his vehicle has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, other charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lawrence Perkins, dob: 4/2/1994, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the area of 59th and Troost Avenue in KC on a reported shooting. They found the victim, who was deceased, sitting inside a vehicle. The defendant told police he fired multiple shots at the victim after she began to drive off in his vehicle. Surveillance video showed the defendant firing multiple times as the victim attempted to flee after taking his vehicle. Police found 10 .45 caliber shell casings at the scene.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000.

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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