KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City teen has been charged with murder for his role in a 2022 deadly shooting.
Marlando Martin-Hoskins, 17, has been charged with murder in the second-degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of armed criminal action for the deadly shooting of Maurice Brown.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says Martin-Hoskins was recently certified in Family Court to stand trial as an adult.
According to court records, on Sept. 26 Kansas City police were called to the area of East 30th Street and Montgall Avenue for gunshots. Officers found Brown, 48, lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds.
Emergency crews pronounced Brown dead at the scene.
A witness told police a car was driving the wrong way on East 30th Street when a man began firing a gun from the vehicle.
Police identified the vehicle using surveillance video from area businesses and located the vehicle near East 87th Street and Hillcrest Road the next day. Police interviewed three children inside the vehicle who identified Martin-Hoskins as the person who shot out of the vehicle.
When officers took Martin-Hoskins into custody on Oct. 18, he told police he had shot at a man after leaving a restaurant at East 31st Street and Prospect Avenue.