For Immediate Release
Aug. 18, 2016
A Kansas City man faces felony charges for allegedly pointing an AK-47 at police officers in the Northeast area of Kansas City on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jose Antolin, 18 (dob: 11/27/1997), faces Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, early Sunday morning, Aug. 14, 2016, Kansas City police officers were in the area of 28th and Smart when they observed a Toyota Camry speeding by their location. Then they heard a crash. Police officers responded on foot to the location of the crash. They saw two vehicles, including the one that had just sped by, involved in an accident. The defendant, they were notified, was leaving the scene. When one officer said he got close to Antolin he saw the barrel of a rifle showing. He ordered him to drop the weapon. The officer said he heard Antolin "rack" or chamber a round in the rifle. The hid behind a tree and fell, scraping his hands. The tree was in front of a red car. Antolin began running, and the officer pursued on foot. Another officer stated he yelled "gun" when he observed Antolin exit the vehicle, following the wreck, with an AK at his side. He ordered him to drop the gun. But Antolin started to leave on foot. Then the officer heard something drop. A third officer said he heard officers order Antolin to drop the gun, but he sought cover after Antolin chambered a round. A rifle was located in front of a home on Garner. It had 14 live rounds of ammunition and a second magazine with 29 rounds of ammunition. A civilian in the area said he saw the suspect raise the rifle and aim it at the red car, where the first officer was located. Then he saw the suspect throw down the rifle and run away, officers chasing.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $50,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.