Jackson County man mad at his car, shoots vehicle, accidentally wounds fiancée

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A Jackson County man was arrested Tuesday after accidentally shooting his fiancée.

According to the police report, Tyrell Staten was upset after his car broke down in Independence. Staten got out of the car and fired multiple shots at the silver Toyota Rav 4.

A witness told police that the suspect shot five or six times into the front of the car, near the engine.

The passenger of the car, Staten’s fiancée, was shot in the process.

The victim told police that they were shot accidently by the suspect. The victim says they believe Staten would not have shot them on purpose.

Staten told police that he meant to fire rounds into the ground in front of the car but the gun kept moving up towards the victim after each round was fired from the gun, according to the police report.

Staten was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, domestic assault and armed criminal action. His bond is set at $150,000.

 

 

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