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Posted on: April 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Charges filed against KC man in fatal April 15, 2022, shooting at gas station on Gregory

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting on April 15, 2022 at a gas station on East Gregory Blvd. in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Justin J. Owens-Harrell, dob: 12/20/1990, faces Involuntary Manslaughter, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm charges.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 3800 block of East Gregory Blvd. on a reported shooting. They found the victim, Skyler J. Smith, suffering from a gunshot. He was pronounced deceased later at the hospital. Witnesses said the victim and suspect had been inside and outside the store of the gas station when they struggled over a gun and it fired, hitting the victim. The shooting was captured on surveillance video.

Prosecutors requested a bond $100,000 cash only.

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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