A 24-year-old Raytown man was charged Friday in Thursday’s fatal shooting outside of a Blue Springs restaurant.
Jackson County prosecutors charged John D. Jeffries with second-degree murder in the killing of Clinton Peckman.
Jeffries, also known as John D. Jefferies, was also charged with two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree robbery for allegedly carjacking another victim after the shooting.
Peckman, of Paola, Kan., was fatally shot outside the Bethlehem Cafe in the 1500 block of N.W. Woods Chapel Road.
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Witnesses gave police the description of the shooter.
Officer arrested Jeffries a short time later about three blocks away.
After he was taken into custody, police learned that after the shooting, a couple had their vehicle stolen at gunpoint outside of another nearby restaurant.