For Immediate Release
Feb. 6, 2018
A 17-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with the Jan. 28, 2018 fatal shooting of Leon Taylor, who died after being shot in a vehicle in the area of 16th and Elmwood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Tony Mack, dob: 5/8/2000, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assault 2nd Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, Kansas City police responded to 16th and Elmwood on reported shots fired and found multiple shell casings in the intersection. Two victims from the shooting arrived at Truman Medical Center and one, Taylor, was pronounced deceased a short time later. A second was treated for injuries. The Medical Examiner ruled that Taylor died due to multiple gunshot wounds. A witness told police that Mack pulled out a handgun and fired several times into a vehicle in front of a residence near 16th and Elmwood. A witness stated that the defendant was arguing with a passenger in the vehicle about assaulting another passenger.
Prosecutors have requested a $150,000 bond.
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.