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Posted on: August 10, 2021

KC man charged in gun incident at Independence Center on Aug. 7, 2021

For Immediate Release
Aug. 10, 2021

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fight inside Independence Center that involved a firearm, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Leonzo Harvey Jr., dob: 8/6/2001, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon for exhibiting the weapon.*

According to court records filed today, Independence police responded Aug. 7 to a reported armed disturbance at the Independence Center Mall in Independence.  Officers learned from a witness and cell phone video that showed the defendant and another individual fighting. After a gun that belonged to the defendant fell out during this fight, the defendant and other individual struggled over the gun. The defendant declined to make a statement to police.

The case remains under investigation.

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
www.jacksoncounyprosecutor.com
mmansur@jacksongov.org

*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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