57-year-old Belton man charged in girlfriend’s shooting death

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 11:45:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 57-year-old Belton man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 45-year-old woman over the weekend.

Michael H. Tate was booked into the Cass County Jail on Sunday morning and is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.

Tate is being held without bond.

Belton police responded to a reported death shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Saturday night in the 600 block of North Scott Avenue.

Arriving officers found a woman, later identified as Mattie Eisenbrant of Belton, dead from a gunshot wound.

She lived at the residence with Tate, who was her boyfriend, according to information from Belton police.

Tate is due in Cass County Circuit Court on Feb. 3.

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