For Immediate Release
May 4, 2020
Two Kansas City men, who are brothers, have been charged in connection with the December 2016 fatal shooting of Akheem Hobby in the parking garage near the Plaza Library in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Marquis D. Henderson, dob: 6/18/1996, and Travon Cross, 11/29/1991, each face Murder 2nd Degree.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded on Dec. 29, 2016 to 48th and Main Street on a reported shooting and found the victim, Hobby, dob: 1/16/1989, deceased from a gun shot wound, in the parking garage next to the Plaza Library. Video surveillance showed a Toyota Camry that police determined had been rented from Enterprise by Travon Cross. After obtaining a search warrant, a gun was found in the vehicle, located at Cross’ residence. Henderson told police he shot Hobby after they had agreed to meet for a drug deal at the parking garage.
Prosecutors filed these charges last month under seal. They were unsealed recently after the defendants were taken into custody.
Defendants are being held on $150,000 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.