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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Kansas City man charged in fatal shooting of his son

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2023

A Kansas City man, 54, faces felony charges for the fatal shooting of his son in a Kansas City residence earlier this month, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jose P. Pilar, dob: 8/9/1968, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Cambridge  Avenue in KC on a reported shooting. The caling party said "Raul was shot by father. Witnesses told police that the victim, Raul Pilar Sanchez, and the defendant, his father, argued over a family friend coming over to visit. The defendant left the residence and soon after a family member found the victim suffering  from gunshot wounds. Family members told police their father shot their brother.

This case was filed under seal, which has now been removed.

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
www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com
mmansur@jacksongov.org

*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty.

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