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Posted on: July 19, 2023

KC man charged in June 19, 2023 fatal shooting of Marquis Kindred

For Immediate Release
July 19, 2023

A Kansas City man faces charges in the June 19, 2023, fatal shooting of Marquis Kindred after a struggle over a handgun, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mekhi D. Curry faces Murder 2nd Degree and Stealing.*

According to court records, Kansas City Police Department officers dispatched to the scene of a shooting on June 19, 2023 in the early afternoon. Two victims were found in the front yard of a residence, both suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The victim and the defendant scuffled over a firearm. Video from doorbell cameras in the area showed the defendant and one of the victims fighting. Then a vehicle door opened and an individual exited the vehicle. A gunshot was heard and the defendant and the person who exited the vehicle got back into a silver sedan and fled. 

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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