News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: July 22, 2020

Kansas City man charged in fatal shooting of pregnant woman walking with stroller

For Immediate Release

July 22, 2020

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman who was walking Monday morning with a 1-year-old in a stroller near 27th and Van Brunt Boulevard, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jovon Burrell, dob: 6/21/2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records filed today, the defendant told police that he drove to a convenience store near 27th and Van Brunt Boulevard not long before noon on Monday. The victim, who was pushing a stroller with a child in it, left the store and a vehicle approached them. A male asked "Ain’t you Diamon." And the victim acknowledged she was Diamon. Someone in the car fired several shots. The homicide victim, Diamon Eichlburger, was four months pregnant, a witness told police. The defendant acknowledged in a police interview that he was the driver of the vehicle from which shots were fired. He posted on social media the crime scene and these words: "fucc a succa bitch she dead she dead."  He also acknowledged that a passenger in his vehicle that he didn’t know was the shooter. He also said he didn’t know why the shooting occurred.

The homicide remains under investigation.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said other charges may come in this case against this defendant or others. 

"This is a gruesome taking of a mother’s life in broad daylight," Baker added. "We will do all that’s within our power to bring justice to this victim’s family and the community."

Baker added that technology, including surveillance video and other electronic information, proved crucial in developing the case presented today to the prosecutor’s office. "We’re extremely grateful for KCPD’s quick work in this case," she said.

Baker will talk with the victim’s family later today.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000.

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 guilty.


Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Sword-wielding man leads police on chase

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Charges in Monday shooting

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Two charged in double homicide

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Manslaughter charges filed in 2015 wreck

Posted on: January 25, 2016

One charged in KC rape

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Messina honored by KCMBA

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Charges in Independence murder

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015