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Posted on: July 27, 2016

A 22-year-old KC man charged in Monday shooting in Independence

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2016

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of an Independence man now in critical condition, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joseph Bonhomme, 5/31/1994, faces Assault in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Independence police officers were dispatched on July 25, 2016, to the 1100 block of N. Noland Road on a reported shooting and found the victim in the doorway. Witnesses described the vehicle seen leaving the scene and led police to another witness who told police that the defendant was looking for a place to stay because something had gone bad. Another witness told police that Bonhomme stated he and another man had gone to the victim's residence on Noland Road. One of them tried to push open the door and the defendant fired into the door. The man admitted to being with the defendant, who had stolen the gun used to shoot the victim. They were in a disagreement with the victim, when the defendant pulled out the gun and the witness said he heard a gunshot. They left the scene and the defendant threatened to harm his family if he told anyone.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000. The victim is not expected to survive, so 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

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant

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