For Immediate Release
Feb. 10, 2021
A 35-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Brandon Johnson on Sept. 2, 2016 near 28th and Mersington in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Terrance A. Jones, dob: 3/26/1985, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded on Sept. 2, 2016 to the area of 27th and Mersington Ave. on a reported shooting and found the victim deceased in the street near 28th Terrace and Mersington. 9 mm shell casings were recovered near the body. Witnesses told police that the defendant was with the victim the night of the murder. In a 2018 interview with police, the defendant admitted to being with the victim the day of the murder but declined harming him. In 2020 interview, another witness told police that the defendant told him he killed the victim after the victim had called a family member a "rat." Police also determined that the same gun was used to fire shots at Johnson and in an assault the same day as the Johnson fatal shooting. The defendant told a witness he was involved in both shootings.
Prosecutor Baker said family members had approached the prosecutor's office about a year ago about solving the homicide. "It's gratifying to be able to bring these charges now," Baker said. "I'm grateful for all the efforts by police detectives that resulted in these charges."
Prosecutors requested a $300,000 bond. Jones was recently taken into custody in Columbia, MO.
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.