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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Defendant charged in Midtown carjacking and resisting that prompted officer's firing of weapon

For Immediate Release

Jan. 7, 2019

A Kansas City man faces Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and other felony charges in connection with the Sunday morning attempted robbery in Midtown Kansas City that later resulted in an officer shooting the suspect after he resisted arrest and grabbed another officer's weapon, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James T. Bullock faces Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Stealing and Resisting Arrest.*

According to court records, officers responded on Sunday morning to the area of 39th and Walnut on a reported Armed Robbery. After a short foot pursuit, the officers took the suspect into custody. The suspect started fighting with officers and grabbed one of the officer's duty weapons. A second officer fired two shots at the suspect. Two victims of robbery or carjackings were interviewed. One said she was driving south on Walnut when she observed a man who she later identified as the defendant. He held his hand out and remained in front of her vehicle, causing her to stop. Then he demanded her vehicle. She locked the doors and began to back away. A security guard in the area observed the defendant trying to break into cars and attempted to contact him. Later, he saw officers trying to take the defendant into custody when he saw the defendant grab one of the officer's hand guns. A second officer fired two shots, striking the defendant.

The defendant is being held on a $150,000 cash 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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