Prosecutor files charges in 17th and Belmont homicide

The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) provided further details on a shooting that occurred on July 21 after the victim died July 29.

On July 21 at about 8:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to 17th and Belmont on a shooting call. Officers located an adult male shooting victim who was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Yesterday detectives were notified the victim died from his injuries. He has been identified as 33-year-old Jose I. Fuentes.

Based on their investigation, detectives identified, arrested, and submitted case files on two suspects.

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s office subsequently filed charges on two suspects.

Amanda Hendren was charged with one count of shooting from a motor vehicle, two counts of armed criminal action, and one count of armed criminal action.

Kenneth C. Wilkinson was charged with one count of shooting from a motor vehicle, one count of assault in the first degree, and two counts of armed criminal action.

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