Crime

KC man charged in May 25 shooting accused of assaulting a witness in the case

Marcus Barrett
Marcus Barrett

A Kansas City man already facing charges in a shooting was accused by Jackson County prosecutors of intimidating a witness in the case.

Marcus Barrett, 34, was previously charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a May 25 shooting near 44th and Flora in Kansas City.

On Wednesday, prosecutors accused Barrett of assaulting and tampering with a witness in the shooting.

Barrett was charged with first-degree assault, tampering with a witness, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon in a June 2 incident that left a female witness unconscious.

According to court records, a witness told police in May that Barrett was in an argument with the victim before Barrett shot the victim.

On June 2, according to court records, Barrett went to the home of a woman and the victim stated that he told them he was going to kill them for “snitching.”

Barrett allegedly struck the victim in the face with a closed fist as well as choked her with two hands around her throat which caused her to lose consciousness.

The victim told police Barrett grabbed a black handgun and put a round in the chamber.

According to court records, the woman stated Barrett assaulted her because he thought she told people about the May 25th shooting. She said he told her, “You (expletive) are working together and before I go to jail I’m going to kill everyone.”

Barrett is currently held in the Jackson County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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