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Posted on: July 18, 2021

Jackson County judge sentenced KC man who shot bus passenger to 22 years in prison

For Immediate Release
July 18, 2021

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a Kansas City man who shot a metro bus passenger as the city bus pulled up to a bus stop in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In May 2021, a Jackson County jury convicted Larry J. Harris, dob: 2/2/1969, of Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges. Harris was sentenced Friday by a Jackson County judge to 22 years on his Assault 1st Degree conviction and 15 years on an Armed Criminal Action conviction. The judge set the sentences to run concurrently.

According to court records, on March 30, 2020, a Kansas City bus, 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 victim, a bus passenger, in the back. The victim 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

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