For Immediate Release
Aug. 3, 2017
A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday of Tamara Randolph near 37th and Woodland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
John A. Frazier, dob: 9/28/1981, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, witnesses told police that Randolph went to the residence to retrieve her two children on Wednesday evening. Police responded to a call to the 3700 block of Woodland and found her on the ground. She was dead on the scene. Police found a note on the north door of the residence asking Frazier to let her have the kids back. Video surveillance showed the victim arriving at the residence and knocking on the door. Frazier arrives at the residence and appears to be holding a gun. Just before ShotSpotter recorded seven sounds of shots, the video shut down. A relative of the victim said Frazier pulled a gun on her. After the witness heard the victim yell her children's names, she heard a struggle, then nothing. She stayed on the phone until she heard sirens. She said Frazier had taken the victim's children two months ago and had not returned them.
Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.