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Kansas City, North, woman faces weapons charge in daughter’s shooting death

Rebecca Lynn Lee is charged with armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in the shooting death of her daughter Robbin Baska in Kansas City, North.
Rebecca Lynn Lee is charged with armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in the shooting death of her daughter Robbin Baska in Kansas City, North. KRT

A 42-year-old woman is charged with unlawful use of a weapon in connection with an altercation that left her daughter dead in a Kansas City, North, apartment.

Clay County prosecutors also accused Rebecca Lynn Lee of Kansas City, North, of armed criminal action in the June 9 incident in the 100 block of Northwest Harlem Road. Police found her daughter Robbin Baska, 19, dead from a gunshot to the face.

County records identify Baska as Lee’s daughter. Lee is being held in the Clay County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

Prosecutors said in court documents that officers who arrived after the shooting saw Lee walking down a flight of stairs and putting several dogs into a green Ford Explorer. The officers noticed blood on her shirt and asked if she had been shot. Lee said no, but reportedly said her daughter was dead in an upstairs apartment.

A witness later told investigators he had seen a man and woman push their way inside Lee’s apartment. Seconds later, Lee chased the man and woman out of the apartment. Lee allegedly fired two shots at them and tried to give the gun to the witness, who refused to take it.

On Thursday, the witness reportedly told investigators that when Lee tried to give him the gun, she said that “her daughter got in the way.”

Lee later allegedly told investigators that she and Baska were asleep when someone knocked on the door. When Lee answered the door, she said a man and woman pushed their way inside. The man grabbed her by the neck and held a gun to her head. He demanded money. As they struggled, Lee said she heard a gunshot. Lee said she grabbed a gun from her nightstand and chased the man as he ran from the apartment. Lee reportedly said she fired at the man as he fled down the walkway.

Lee allegedly said she was not aware initially that her daughter had been shot.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

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