Kansas City man sentenced to 20 years in Westport murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man will spend two decades behind bars for a 2016 murder in Westport.

Tyre Jackson, 36, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for his role in the deadly shooting of Derrick Jones in October 2016.

According to court records, Jones was found in a parking lot near 40th and Mill Street in the Westport area.

Tyre L. Jackson

Court documents say video showed that two suspects, including Jackson, were in the area at the time of the shooting. Jones was found with gunshot wounds and taken to a hospital, but didn’t survive his injuries.

A white Styrofoam cup and straw were seen in the video, and recovered from the scene. Lab tests revealed DNA from the cup matched Jackson’s, court documents say.

Court documents also say shell casings at the scene matched casings in a gun found in Jackson’s vehicle, which was determined to be one used at the shooting scene.

Charges are still pending against Arthur Simpson, a second defendant in the case.

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