Man charged in fatal shooting at CVS store in Independence


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Juan Hernandez at a CVS store on 23rd Street in Independence.

Edwin A. Sagastume-Sosa, 23, of Kanas City, Missouri is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action. 

According to court documents Independence police responded to a CVS store at West 23rd Street and S. Crysler Street on Monday, June 1. Officers found the victim, Juan Hernandez, in the store’s entry way, with multiple gunshot wounds.

He died from those injuries at the scene. 

Detectives then identified Sagastume-Sosa as the suspect. 

The man told police he shot the victim at the CVS on June 1st, 2020.  The defendant also told police that after the shooting, he buried the gun and shaved his head to change his appearance.

Sagastume-Sosa is being held on a $300,000 bond. No court date has been scheduled at this time.

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