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Police seek second defendant charged in fatal Aug. 6 shooting in Grandview

For Immediate Release

Aug. 21, 2018

A second defendant has been charged in the Aug. 6, 2018, fatal shooting in Grandview of Dennis Gordon, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven Samson aka Steevens Samson, dob: 10/14/1988, of Kansas City, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

Police are seeking information on Samson's location. Anyone with information should contact 816-474-8477, the TIPS hotline, or check for information about making anonymous reports.

According to court records filed, police responded to the area of White Avenue and High Grove Road in Grandview in the early afternoon Monday. They found a man shot and another man holding him. The victim, Dennis Gordon, was pronounced dead at the scene and the Jackson County  Medical Examiner's Office said that gunshots caused the death. A witness told police that Gordon was shot by a man had been in an argument with days earlier at a convenience store. Video of that incident showed the defendant present. A search of the defendant's residence uncovered a weapon. Tests of that weapon found that the bullet that killed the victim was fired by the weapon purchased by the defendant. 

Earlier, another defendant was charged in the case with Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

Prosecutors have requested a bond for Samson of $250,000 cash.

Grandview Police will be releasing photos of the defendant.

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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