For Immediate Release
Jan. 21, 2020
A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Richardo Ortiz in November as he was walking his dog in his neighborhood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Malcolm P. Weston, dob: 6/10/1994, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of A Weapon, two counts of Armed Criminal Action and Property Damage in the 1st Degree.*
According to court records, officers from the KCPD were dispatched to the area of Linwood and Charlotte on a reported shooting. They found the victim, Ricardo Ortiz, 1/11/1968, shot in the leg. The victim’s wife stated Ortiz had been walking the dog. Surveillance video from residences and businesses showed the suspect on a cellphone and in a vehicle. Witnesses shown a picture of the suspect helped police detectives suspect the defendant. Weston was on probation in two different cases at the time of the homicide. Shortly after the homicide, he was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Tampering First Degree, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
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.