KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 17-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in a fatal shooting that happened Friday morning. Police say that Justin Williams, 22, was found shot to death in the street in the 6600 block of Monroe Ave.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Marqiveon D. Washington with first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.
According to court records, a witness told police that she was walking on Monroe when she saw a grey car wreck into a parked vehicle. She said that a man and Williams got out of the vehicle and fought. Then she saw Williams begin to run away and the other man fired at him four or five times.
A second witness said he heard gunshots from in front of his apartment when he saw a black man in a hoodie running; and another witness said the black man in a hoodie was running when he appeared to throw a gun in the bushes.
Witnesses say that Washington also threw his hoodie into the bushes and the witness watched him until police placed him under arrest. Police found the hoodie and gun in the bushes and learned that live rounds in the gun magazine found in the bushes matched spent shell casings found at the scene of the homicide.
Washington told police the gun he tossed into the bushes was his, not the victim`s.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $350,000 for Washington, and no court dates have been set yet.