For Immediate Release
Aug. 27, 2020
An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Aug. 13. fatal shooting of Shonay Persinger in an Independence residences, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Ivory D. Alford, dob: 12/2/2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Attempted Robbery 1st Degree.*
According to court records, Independence police were dispatched to the 9300 block of E. 16th Street on a reported shooting. in Independence. The officers found the victim in the residence; she was deceased from a gunshot wound. A shell casing was found nearby. The defendant told police that he set up a robbery to steal drugs and money. He and others entered the residence after seeing the victim enter. Social media posts to and from the defendant implicated him and others in the crime.
Prosecutors requested a $50,000 bond.
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.