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Posted on: August 23, 2017

KC teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11 shooting of Michael Holmes

For Immediate Release

Aug. 23, 2017

A Kansas City teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11, 2017, shooting of Michael Holmes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker announced today.

Demetrius Woods, dob: 1-05-2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Kansas City police responded on June 11, to the 4200 block of Monroe on a reported shooting. They found the victim, Michael Holmes, who identified his shooter as "Little Meechie." When police tracked his cell phone they found the juvenile defendant with a .40 caliber weapon, the same type used in the fatal shooting of the victim. After he was in juvenile custody, authorities intercepted a letter that Woods later acknowledged writing. In that letter, Woods admitted to killing the victim.  

Woods was certified Monday to stand trial as an adult. Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 bond.

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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