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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Blue Springs man charged in fatal shooting in Blue Springs residence

For Immediate Release
March 7, 2022

A 43-year-old Blue Springs, MO, man has been charged in the fatal shooting on March 3, 2022, of Jarod T. Young in a Blue Springs residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jared M. Bailey, dob: 1/30/1979, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Blue Springs police were dispatched to the 100 block of SW Gladstone Drive in Blue Springs on March 3, 2022. A witness had told police that Bailey had just shot his friend, Jarrod T. Young, dob: 8/27/1974. Bailey told a family member that the victim and he had had been at odds over issues including the cutting of wires in his truck. When the victim stood up and walked toward him, the defendant told police that the victim was scaring him. He stated he shot the victim. Police found no weapons on the victim or in the immediate vicinity of the shooting. A preliminary autopsy report indicated that the shots to the victim's head were made from a shooter in a elevated position and downward. 

Prosecutors requested a $250,000 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.guilty.

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