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Posted on: June 10, 2018

KC man, 35, says he opened fire on someone he thought shot at him earlier; 4 year old hurt

For Immediate Release

June 10, 2018

A Kansas City man, 35, has been charged with multiple felonies after he was captured on a business surveillance video firing shots Saturday night in south Kansas City at a man the defendant said had shot him last month, leaving a 4-year-old child injured from the Saturday night gunfire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ellery H. Beals, dob: 10/25/1982, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon, an A Felony, Assault 2nd Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records filed today, Beals was captured on video surveillance cameras pointing a gun and shooting. He told police that he encountered another man who shot him last month, but denied shooting at him. As a result of the gunfire, a 4 year old child in a nearby residence was hit and suffered a broken arm. Property was also damaged from the gunfire.

The case remains under investigation. Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash.

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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