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Posted on: March 1, 2023

KC homeless man charged in Feb. 25, 2023, fatal stabbing in KC

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2023

A Kansas Cit homeless man has been charged in the Feb. 25, 2023, fatal stabbing of James Perry inside a homeless camp near 1st Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tracy E. Mckee, dob: 4/24/1964, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, detectives from the Kansas City Police Department were dispatched to a homeless encampment on E. 1st Street in Kansas City and found the victim with lacerations to his arms, legs and head. He was declared deceased by emergency responders. Emergency responders had two days earlier been dispatched to the same area and treated the defendant suffering from an injury and hallucinating. Witnesses told police that the defendant was hacking the victim with a type of sword or machete.

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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