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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Kansas City, Kan., woman, 24, charged in recent shooting at Blue Springs hotel

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2023

A 24-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with a recent shooting at a hotel in Blue Springs, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Samantha J. Thrasher, dob: 5/3/1999, faces two counts of Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Blue Springs police officers were dispatched late on May 20, 2023, to a hotel in the 700 block of NW South Outer Road in Blue Springs after a caller said a shot had been fired inside the hotel. Officers located two victims, one an adult who had been shot multiple times and the other, a juvenile, was wounded in the elbow. Video surveillance showed the defendant taking a gun from a vehicle. She went into the hotel lobby, where she earlier was involved in an altercaton, and fired multiple shots, striking both victims.

Prosecutors requested a $200,000 10% bond.

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 pleads guilty.

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