Jackson County prosecutors have charged a Kansas City man in the shooting death of another man last month.
Reginald L. Abbott, 35, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the killing of Darrell Fennell Jr. The case was filed under seal earlier this month, but it was made public Tuesday.
Fennell, 30, was shot to death near Truman Road and Woodland Avenue in the early morning Aug. 24.
According to court records, two witnesses, who knew Abbott as “Red,” identified him as the person who shot Fennell. Several days after the killing, Abbott was arrested, and police found five live bullets in his pocket, according to the documents.
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Laboratory testing linked a .40-caliber handgun with those bullets and shell casings found at the scene of the homicide, prosecutors said.
Fennell’s father, Darrell Fennell Sr., said he didn’t know Abbott.
“That’s the first I’d heard his name,” he said. “I’m glad they got him arrested. Does it make me feel any better? No.”