Suspect charged in connection to double shooting in Westport

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A suspect has been charged after two people were shot in Westport in the early hours Sunday.

Around 2:45 a.m., an off-duty KCPD officer saw a man fire a handgun at a group of people near Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Two people were shot, and were taken to a hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The officer chased the suspect on foot, taking him into custody.

Officials on Sunday said Davontae McCutchen, 24, was charged in connection to the shooting.

McCutchen faces two counts of 2nd degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, and resisting arrest.

Police noted a second man -- 26-year-old Anthony D. Boykin -- was also taken into custody at the scene.

Court documents say he was seen standing near McCutchen during the shooting with a handgun in his waistband. Police alerted Wesport Public Safety, who chased Boykin. Boykin dropped the gun during the pursuit, according to court records.

Boykin was previously convicted of felony 1st degree robbery. On Sunday, Boykin was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors have requested a $100,000 cash bond for McCutchen, and $50,000 cash for Boykin.

The investigation is ongoing.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story suggested both men were charged in connection to the shooting. Boykin's charge is not directly connected to the shooting.

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