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19-year-old charged in latest KC homicide

Prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old Kansas City man with murder in connection with the Sept. 14 shooting of 25-year-old Terez M. Racy.

Carlos L. Robertson faces charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker’s office. Racy was inside his car when he was shot multiple times.

A witness told police the victim was talking to an unknown person about a meeting. They arrived at a parking lot and were sitting there when a man approached the vehicle and the witness heard gunshots. The shooter then appeared to take something out of the vehicle and flee.

According to court records, a witness observed a male running from the crime scene with a gun in the pocket of a gray hoodie.

Racy was pronounced dead after he was taken by private vehicle to a Kansas City hospital. After speaking to the witness who drove him to the hospital, police determined that the shooting occurred in the 2000 block of East 37th Street.

The victim’s phone, according to court records, showed his last call to a contact listed as “Los” and a phone number that Robertson had provided his probation officer as his contact number. Police later searched the defendant’s phone and found the victim’s contact information. A witness identified the suspect in a photo lineup.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com.

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