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Posted on: March 22, 2020

KC man, 47, charged in March 13 fatal shooting of Stacey R. Witherspoon

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2020

A 47-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the March 13, 2020, fatal shooting of Stacey R. Witherspoon in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darick Neely, dob: 12/12/1972, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched March 13, 2020, to the area of 71 Highway and Red Bridge Road on a reported shooting. They found a deceased man outside a vehicle along 71 Highway. A witness told police the victim was driving with three others in the vehicle when the defendant shot the victim from the rear seat. Two other witnesses told police the defendant was at a residence earlier in the evening before the March 13 shooting, holding or racking a gun. Shells collected from the vehicle in which the victim was shot were 9 mm and had a blue coating. A bullet recovered from the victim had the same blue coating and ammunition found in the defendant’s possession also had a blue coating.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 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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