For immediate release
May 17, 2016
Am 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 3, 2016, of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Fazon K. Swinton, dob: 8/28/1997, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery in the 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Leaving the Scene of a Shooting.*
According to court records, police found the victim, deceased and lying in the parking lot of a Price Chopper on E. 63rd Street in Kansas City. The victim had met the suspect to sell him a handgun. They were discussing the sale outside their vehicles when the suspect attempted to take the gun without paying. They struggled over the gun and the suspect grabbed it and ran. Both victim and suspect shot at each other. The victim was killed by a gun shot from the suspect. Kansas City detectives traced the phone number that the suspect had used to contact the victim, as well as his vehicle, connecting them to Swinton, who sought medical attention on the evening of the shooting.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.
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.