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Posted on: June 13, 2018

KC man charged in 2016 homicide related to drug transaction

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2018

A Kansas City has been charged in the 2016 fatal shooting of Marc Bivins, 25, who was found outside a Raytown Road residence in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael L. Woodard, dob: 8/27/1990, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Attempt to Distribute and Deliver a Controlled Substance.*

According to court records, Kansas City police officers, on Jan. 1, 2016, found the victim, dob: 1/12/1990, outside a residence on Raytown Road. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead later. Bloodied packaging from a CVS store was nearby. The packaging indicated that a prescription had been filled at a Lee's Summit pharmacy. Detectives determined that the victim picked up the prescription. A witness told police that the victim had reported the evening that the drugs were picked up at the pharmacy that someone called "Celly" was with the victim. Detectives tracked a social media post to another associated person who was identified as the defendant. A witness told police he was with the victim and defendant when they went to the Lee's Summit pharmacy. The victim and defendant argued over how many of the Xanax pills the victim had just obtained would be provided by the victim. The defendant reached for his gun under his leg, the witness stated. A shot was fired and the victim was struck in the head. They left the victim's body along the road and took his drugs, the witness added.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000 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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