For Immediate Release
Oct. 3, 2022
A Kansas City, Kan, man, 26, charged in Friday morning fatal shooting of Antwon Jones inside apartment on Benton Boulevard, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Michael L. Young, 10/24/1995 faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, a witness told police at the scene that the defendant shot the victim, who was his cousin, in the victim’s home after a brief exchange of words. The defendant fled the apartment. The defendant told police he believed that the victim had a gun on him based on seeing what he believed was a firearm clip in the victim’s hoodie; however, no gun or any other type of weapon was found on or near the victim by responding officers or crime scene technicians.
Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond.
For more information, contact:
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.