For Immediate Release
July 21, 2020
A 40-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in the fatal shooting last weekend in the parking lot of a convenience store at 85th and Woodland in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Issac Knighten, dob: 6/18/1980, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two counts of Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*
According to court records, on July 19, 2020, Kansas City police were dispatched to a convenience store/gas station at 85th and Woodland on a reported shooting. A witness told police that her boyfriend and she had been at the gas station when her boyfriend, the victim, and the suspect looked at each other and then got into an argument. It continued inside the store and as they walked out of the store. They struggled over a gun. The suspect was at the station with his wife and five children. Surveillance video showed the defendant striking the victim with his left hand while holding a gun in his right. As a child runs away, the victim grabs his mouth with both hands and steps backward. The suspect, with two adults between him and the victim, fires multiple shots at the victim. When the victim falls to the ground, the defendant keeps shooting. He soon after gets into the vehicle with a woman and a 3-year-old child and drives away.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 cash only.
For more information, contact:
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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 guilty.