For Immediate Release
June 2, 2020
A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting Monday of Anthony Ford Jr., on May 31 in a Kansas City apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Damon Johnson, dob: 8/20/1997, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records filed today, police responded on the evening of May 31, 2020, o the 8800 block of Crystal Lane on a reported shooting. A witness told police that the victim and defendant were arguing and fighting, then gunshots were fired. A witness identified the defendant. Another witness confirmed the identity of the shooter as the defendant. Another witness said the victim swung his fist at the defendant, who ducked and shot the victim.
Prosecutors requested a $200,000 cash 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.