Crime

Jury is set to deliberate in trial involving shooting of Wyandotte County deputy

Scott Wood, a Wyandotte County deputy, was shot seven times last March inside a Kansas City, Kan., convenience store during an armed robbery.
Scott Wood, a Wyandotte County deputy, was shot seven times last March inside a Kansas City, Kan., convenience store during an armed robbery.

Jury deliberations are set to begin Friday morning in the trial of two men charged with attempting to kill a Wyandotte County deputy.

Scott Wood was shot seven times last March inside a Kansas City, Kan., convenience store during an armed robbery.

Dyron King, 25, and Cecil Meggerson, 36, are charged with attempted capital murder. A third defendant, 19-year-old Charles Bowser, will be tried later.

They are also charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery and being felons in possession of firearms.

The trial began last week in Wyandotte County District Court. The jury was sent home late Thursday after receiving instructions and hearing closing arguments from attorneys.

Wood testified that while in uniform he stopped on his way home from work at a 7-Eleven on Shawnee Drive near Interstate 635.

The deputy was talking to the store clerk and had his back to the door when three armed men burst in and forced him to the ground at gunpoint. Both Wood and the clerk were pistol-whipped.

One of the gunmen took Wood’s handgun before they began firing shots at him. One bullet shattered his jaw. Another hit him in the shoulder, and five more struck him in the chest and abdomen.

Prosecutors said the shooting of Wood occurred during a spree of robberies on both sides of the state line.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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