For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020
An Independence teen has been charged in the fatal shooting of Jason Juszcyk outside a Truman Road gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Camryn Wilkins, dob: 6/08/2002, faces charges of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Jackson County sheriff’s deputies were called early Sunday morning, May 17, 2020, to the Truman Mart gas station in the 8300 block of Truman Road in the unincorporated area of Jackson County known as Blue Summit. A witness told a deputy the victim, Jason Juszcyk, and two others, including the defendant, had exchanged words. The victim gold the defendant to get home and yelled at the two men that "I’ll whoop your ass," before the defendant pulled a handgun and shot the victim. Video surveillance showed the victim putting his hands on Wilkins and pushing the defendant when Wilkins pulled the handgun and shot the victim. The defendant fled the scene after the shooting.
Prosecutors requested a $250,000/10 percent bond.
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.