News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: May 17, 2016

18-year-old KC man charged in fatal shooting of Jacob Brantner

For immediate release
May 17, 2016

Am 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 3, 2016, of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Fazon K. Swinton, dob: 8/28/1997, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Robbery in the 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Leaving the Scene of a Shooting.*

According to court records, police found the victim, deceased and lying in the parking lot of a Price Chopper on E. 63rd Street in Kansas City. The victim had met the suspect to sell him a handgun. They were discussing the sale outside their vehicles when the suspect attempted to take the gun without paying. They struggled over the gun and the suspect grabbed it and ran. Both victim and suspect shot at each other. The victim was killed by a gun shot from the suspect. Kansas City detectives traced the phone number that the suspect had used to contact the victim, as well as his vehicle, connecting them to Swinton, who sought medical attention on the evening of the shooting.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

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.

Faizon Swinton 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