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Kansas City man charged in deadly shooting on Monroe Avenue

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 18:43:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, man was charged Friday in the deadly shooting of a 22-year-old man three days earlier on Monroe Avenue, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office announced.

Johnathan Pendleton, 27, faces charges of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the death of Caprice Hardy, who was found shot to death Tuesday on a sidewalk in the 4100 block of Monroe Avenue.

According to court records, two witnesses told police they saw a gold SUV driving away after hearing gunshots in the area. One heard approximately eight gunshots and another saw Hardy fall to the ground after hearing shots.

Police found a vehicle matching the description in the 4300 block of Askew Avenue.

Police contacted the owner of the vehicle and she told police that Pendleton, her son, had driven the vehicle earlier that day.

Police later saw Pendleton leave the residence on Askew Avenue and took him into custody for questioning, according to court records said.

Pendleton has prior felony convictions for unlawful use of a weapon in 2014 and possession of a firearm in 2017.

Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond for Pendleton.