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A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man who shot a metro bus rider as the bus pulled up to a bus stop in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced on May 7.

The jury convicted 52-year-old Larry J. Harris of Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges. Harris will be sentenced by a Jackson County judge at a future sentencing hearing.

According to court records, on March 30, 2020, a Kansas City bus driver, near Independence Avenue and Olive, had pulled up to a bus stop when the defendant, according to witnesses, fired a shot into the bus from the sidewalk, hitting the driver in the back. The driver suffered life-threatening injuries.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ben Cox and Broc Exposito prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

Correction: An earlier press release from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office misidentified the victim as a bus driver, not rider. The article has been updated to reflect the correct information.