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Posted on: September 5, 2018

KC man charged in 2017 fatal shooting of Charles Williams

For Immediate Release

Sept. 5, 2018

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting in July 2017 of Charles Williams, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Felipe Reyna Jr., dob: 10/14/1989, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, the body of Williams was found by police on July 21, 2017 in a residence in the 2500 block of Van Brunt Boulevard in Kansas City. The victim, 31, had been shot with a a shotgun and another weapon. Spent 9 mm shells casings were recovered at the scene. The Medical Examiner ruled it a homicide. A witness stated several individuals had walked up the residence where the shooting occurred. One of those individuals was identified as the defendant. He was carrying a shotgun, the witness stated. Arguments also were heard before several gunshots. Then individuals ran out of the residence to their vehicles. Another witness, who was at the scene when the homicide occurred, stated that the defendant shot the victim after they spoke in the front yard. The victim was animated but not threatening toward anyone.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000 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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