KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 24-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man is facing felony charges in the July 4 shooting death of 30-year-old Carlos Martinez-Ramirez.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Jairo Garcia-Perez with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to court documents, officers responded to a report of a person on the ground just before 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022 at Smith-Hale Middle School in the 8900 block of Longview Road, just west of Longview Lake.

Officers arrived found the victim suffering from wounds. He later died of his injuries.

A witness told police that he saw a white van drive by and the victim and two or three males exit it. Another witness advised police officers that the victim and suspect had had issues in the past.

A witness reported the victim had struck the suspect with his fist. And a witness reported the victim struck the suspect with his fist, and Perez shot the victim several times.

Detectives recovered 9 mm shell casings from the scene. The suspect told police he shot the victim, then tossed his gun alongside the road.

He is being held on a $200,000 bond.

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