For Immediate Release
April 6, 2023
A Jackson County jury convicted a Kansas City man, 22, of the murder of Donald Moore in October 2022 near 12th and Grand in Downtown KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury convicted Toney Lamong Powell, dob: 3/22/2001, of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.
According to court records, Kansas City police officers were dispatched to 12th and Grand in Downtown Kansas City on a reported shooting. They found the victim, Donald Moore, dob: 1/12/2001, He suffered what appeared to be a gunshot to the abdomen. Witnesses said the victim Toney Lamont Powell Jr., of Kansas City, were once friends until the suspect accused the victim of “ratting” on him to police in a different shooting investigation. Detectives found surveillance video that showed the suspect in the area and a witness, the victim's mother, told detectives her son contacted her and told her who shot him.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jeannette Wolpink and Eric Honea prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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Michael Mansur, Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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