For Release: 04-20-17, 2000 hours
Prepared By: Det. Lucas Freeland
Man Charged in Shooting
Raytown, MO – The office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged David Turner, an 18 year old Raytown man, with Aggravated Assault 1st Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon, after a man was injured during a disturbance in the 5600 block of Woodson Rd. on Tuesday afternoon, 04-18-17. Turner was taken into custody, without incident, when police arrived.
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office Press Release:
Raytown 18-year-old charged in shooting
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017
An 18-year-old Raytown man has been charged in an April 18 shooting on the street in Raytown, seriously injuring another man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
David A. Turner, dob: 6/25/1998, faces Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, late on April 18, 2017, Raytown police responded to the area of 56th and Woodson on a reported shooting. Police looked for a suspect and found the defendant, matching suspect description, in the area of 58th and Westridge. He had a handgun and shell casing in his pocket. The defendant told police that the victim had approached him, exchanged words and appeared aggressive, so he fired a handgun multiple times, hitting him in the chest. Hospital emergency room doctors told a detective the victim was shot in the back.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.