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Posted on: June 27, 2023

KC man charged ini fatal shooting near Downtown Friday evening

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2023

A Kansas City man, 30, has been charged in the fatal shooting in Downtown Kansas City of Cyree C. Crook, whose body was found in the 500 block of East 10th Street where a video camera captured the murder, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ryan R. Jackson, dob: 8/23/1992, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, on June 24, 2023, officers and emergency crews responded that evening to a reported shooting. The found a man suffering from gunshot trauma. A surveillance video from the 500 block of East 10th Street showed a man wearing a black tank top and tall white socks and white shoes. The man and the victim were in the same parking lot when the man pulled out an object from his waistband and wrestled with the victim. The victim fell to the ground. He appeared to be kicked as a second man wearing blue shorts and a black shirt was kicking the victim. As the men were over the victim, a flash is seen. The man in the black tank top extended his arm out as if he's firing a gun toward the victim. A muzzle flash again can be seen. Everyone in the parking lot runs with the victim on the ground. Police recovered a handgun that the defendant tossed over the fence. 

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 pleads guilty.

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