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Posted on: January 17, 2021

KC woman charged in Jan. 13, 2021, fatal shooting near Benton Boulevard in KC

For Immediate Release

Jan. 17, 2021

A Kansas City woman, 21, charged in fatal shooting of Keith Lars near the 500 block of Benton Boulevard in Kansas City on Jan. 13, 2021, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Tityana Coppage, dob: 12/14/1999, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Kansas City police found a shooting victim in the back of grey Toyota near Virginia Avenue and Admiral Boulevard. Police determined the shooting had occurred near the 500 block of Benton Boulevard. Police found 23 shell casings of two types near the crime scene near the 500 block of Benton Boulevard. The defendant told police that she knew the victim would be near Independence Avenue and Benton. She met him there and followed him. The victim pulled out a gun and started firing at another vehicle and she fired from her vehicle, hitting the victim.

Prosecutors requested a $200,000 cash bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

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.

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