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Posted on: March 6, 2020

KC man sentenced to 22 years for the murder of Cornell Reed in December 2018

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2020

A Kansas City man, 32, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of Cornell Reed in a fatal December 2018 shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven T. Kelow, dob: 3/3/1988, was sentenced Friday to 22 years for his conviction of Murder 2nd Degree and 5 years for an Armed Criminal Action conviction. The judge set the sentences to run concurrently.

According to court records filed today, police responded on Dec. 22, 2018, on a reported shooting to the area of 55th and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City. Several shell casings were located and recovered.The victim died on Dec. 23, 2018. Police determined a verbal argument had occurred inside and outside a liquor store nearby involving the defendant and the victim. A small maroon sedan was seen leaving the store’s parking lot. Around 55th and Prospect, the vehicle drove past the victim. Muzzle flashes were observed from the driver’s side rear passenger seat. And the victim fell to the ground. The police investigation led detectives to a witness who stated the defendant and another man were observed to be shooting out of the vehicle.

A co-defendant has yet to face trial.

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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