For Immediate Release
Aug. 9, 2023
A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal July 28, 2023, shooting of a man in the 3400 block of Roberts Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jerry L. Plater, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
These charges were initially filed under seal. But a Jackson County judge unsealed the case today after the defendant was taken into custody on Tuesday.
According to court records, Kansas City (MO) Police Department officers responded to the 3400 block of Roberts Street. The victim was declared deceased at the scene by emergency responders. Witnesses told police of a conflict between the victim and the defendant. A witness heard a loud gunshot and saw the defendant pointing a gun a the victim, who fell to the ground. The defendant lowered the gun and walked into the house.
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.