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KC man accused of murder in deadly August drive-by shooting near 33rd Street, Wabash Avenue

Ahmad Herring, 27, of Kansas City, is accused of murder in the August shooting death of Robert Exford.
Ahmad Herring, 27, of Kansas City, is accused of murder in the August shooting death of Robert Exford.

A Kansas City man is accused of murder in a fatal drive-by shooting that killed a 41-year-old man last month near 33rd Street and Wabash Avenue.

Ahmad Herring, 27, faces one count each of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the shooting death of Robert Exford.

Prosecutors allege Herring was seen on video driving a vehicle used in the shooting.

Police found Exford shot to death inside a vehicle about 12:45 a.m. Aug. 20 near 33rd Street and Wabash Avenue. Prosecutors believe the shooter was Herring.

According to court documents, police officers recovered multiple shell casings near the scene and surveillance cameras in the area showed a black Ford Edge with a readable license plate.

Police traced the vehicle to a Budget Rental office. A single 7.62 shell casing was found inside the vehicle.

The person who rented the car told police Herring was driving it the night of the shooting.

According to court documents, Herring told police he was driving the vehicle in the area that evening and he wouldn’t allow anyone else to drive the car.

Herring’s bond was set at $250,000.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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