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Posted on: February 12, 2020

KC man charged in Nov. 6, 2019 fatal shooting of Michael K. Jones

For Immediate Release

Feb. 12, 2020

A Kansas City man faces charges in connection with the Nov. 6, 2019, fatal shooting of Michael K. Jones in the area of 53rd and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ronnie Steven Grady, dob: 4/9/1977, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police were dispatched to the 5300 block of Olive Street in Kansas City on a reported shooting. The calling party said a man in a black truck shot another man who was standing at the truck and talking. The truck was last seen driving westbound on 53rd Street. Detectives found the victim, Michael Jones, in the street near 53rd and Olive. Tips and witnesses led police to identify Steve Grady as the suspect. A computer check revealed he operated a green truck, similar to the one described at the shooting scene. Witnesses also advised police that the victim and suspect were in a dispute over a woman. Grady acknowledge, after he was read his Miranda rights, that he knew the victim and he and the victim were arguing over a woman. Grady told police the victim was high and belligerent, although he never physically contacted him. He stated he shot him at close range, but an autopsy report revealed no evidence of close range fire and had two entrance wounds in his back. A witness who saw the shooting told police it appeared the suspect and victim were merely in a verbal argument before the victim was shot. Another witness stated he heard two men arguing when he saw one man at the front of the truck fire at the victim, who was standing at the corner of 53rd and Olive.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 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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