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Posted on: June 6, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting at CVS on 23rd Street in Independence

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Juan Hernandez at a CVS store on 23rd Street in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Edwin A. Sagastume-Sosa, dob: 12/20/1996, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court documents, on Monday, June 1, 2020, Independence police responded to a CVS on the 1300 block of 23rd Street and found the victim, Juan Hernandez, in the store’s enrty way. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police detectives identified the defendant as the suspect. The defendant told police he shot the victim at the CVS on June 1, 2020. After the shooting he buried the handgun and later shaved his head to change his appearance.

Prosecutors requested a $300,000/10 percent bond.

 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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