Kansas City man charged in connection with shooting at 55th and Wabash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a shooting near 55th and Wabash on Saturday.

Derrick R. Dennis

Derrick R. Dennis

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced on Monday that Derrick R. Dennis, 31, has been charged with 2nd degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Court records state that Dennis and the victim were inside a residence on Wabash Avenue. A witness said she heard a pop and Dennis came out and said, “We have to go, the gun just went off.”

The witness found the victim inside and Dennis left the scene on foot. A witness also told police that no gun was in the residence before Dennis arrived.

Dennis later told police he and the victim were messing around with guns when it went off. He said he then threw the gun in a river.

Prosecutors have requested a $50,000 cash bond.