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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Fazon Swinton sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2016 fatal shooting in grocery store parking lot

For Immediate Release

Aug. 11, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Fazon K. Swinton, who was convicted in June of the fatal shooting in the grocery store parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016 of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this morning.

The judge sentenced Swinton, dob: 9/28/1997, to 20 years on his Murder 2nd Degree conviction and 4 years on Armed Criminal Action. The judge set those sentences to run consecutively. He also sentenced Swinton to 7 years on his Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree conviction and 1 year on Leaving the Scene of a Shooting. He set those two sentences to run concurrently to the first two.

Swinton shot Jacob A. Brantner, dob: 1/12/1977, in a parking lot on E. 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell the defendant a handgun. They wrestled over the gun and the suspect grabbed it and ran away. Both the victim and the suspect then pulled guns and shot at each other. The victim was struck and died from the gunshot wounds.

Jackson County Prosecutors Nichole Erickson and Kate Brubacher prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

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 has pleaded.

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