Two new charges added in highway shooting case

05/09/2014 5:30 PM

05/09/2014 5:37 PM

Additional charges were filed Friday against the suspect accused in a string of shooting incidents along Kansas City-area highways.

A Jackson County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Mohammed P. Whitaker of Grandview on 20 charges — the original 18 he faced related to nine shootings, plus two charges stemming from a March 18 shooting on Interstate 70 near Missouri 7 in Blue Springs.

In that incident, a bullet pierced a car door and hit the driver in the leg.

The new felony charges are unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action, prosecutors said.

Whitaker remains in custody, and his bond is set at $1 million.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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