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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Jackson County jury convicts KC man in KC Northeast shooting of city bus driver

For Immediate Release

May 7, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man who shot a metro bus driver as pulled up to a bus stop in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Larry J. Harris, dob: 2/2/1969, of Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges. Harris will be sentenced by a Jackson County judge at a future sentencing hearing.

According to court records, on March 30, 2020, a Kansas City bus driver, near Independence Avenue and Olive, had pulled up to a bus stop when the defendant, according to witnesses, fired a shot into the bus from the sidewalk, hitting the driver in the back. The driver suffered life-threatening injuries. 

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ben Cox and Broc Exposito prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

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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