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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Westport shooter, who injured multiple victims, pleads guilty

For immediate release 

Jan. 24, 2019

A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to six assaults and other felony counts in connection with a September 2016 shooting that injured multipel persons in Westport, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kelvin Clark, dob: 5/ 1/ 1987, pleaded guilty to six Assault 1st Degree charges, plus six Armed Criminal Action charges.* 

Clark will be sentenced at a future date.

According to court records, police in the Westport area of Kansas City heard several gun shots shortly after 3:20 A.M. Sunday. They responded and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. A victim told them he observed some "guys who gave him weird vibes." Then a black vehicle struck him when he was in a parking lot for 560 Westport Road, knocking him to the ground. He got up and ran, heard shots being fired and was hit in the thigh by gunfire. Video from an area business showed the black car knocking into the victim, then two persons exit the vehicle, firing toward the victim and in the direction of a crowd. A license plate number for the suspect vehicle was obtained. A witness in the area said that a short time after he heard gunshots he saw a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was quickly involved in an accident. The witness went to render aid and two men exited the vehicle, running. One dropped a gun. Officers responded and took Clark into custody. 

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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