For Immediate Release
June 9, 2020
A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of two others inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Raymond J. Cage, dob: 10/5/1988, faces two counts of Murder 2nd Degree, two counts of Assault 1st Degree and four counts of Armed Criminal Action*.
According to court records, Kansas City police responded on May 2, 2020 to a residence in the 2300 block of Van Brunt Blvd on a reported shooting. Police located two victims who had died from gunshots and a third injured shooting victim. A fourth victim had fled the scene. A witness told police that there had a been a argument at the residence hours before the homicide about money and pills. An hour later, according to a witness, a man returned and said, "You thought I was playing," then the witness heard a a shotgun being racked, then gunshots. Another witness saw a man later determined to be the defendant return to the residence and start shooting. Surveillance video showed a man fleeing the scene after firing a weapon.
The defendant was arrested on Friday in St. Louis by members of the U.S. Marshals.
Prosecutors requested a $500,000 bond.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.