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Kansas City man charged with murder in triple shooting that left one dead

Posted: 12:55 PM, Dec 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-04 13:55:04-05
Kansas City man charged with murder in triple shooting that left one dead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 23-year-old Kansas City man was arrested Monday in connection with a triple shooting that left one person dead last week, prosecutors said. 

Anthony Eskridge, of Kansas City, Missouri, was charged with one count each of second-degree murder and attempted first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree assault and four counts of armed criminal action, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. 

On Thursday night, officers responded to a shooting at an apartment building in the 2600 block of Van Brunt Boulevard. A man and a woman were found injured inside an apartment and transported to an area hospital. 

Police later learned that a third victim in the shooting, identified as Darian Jackson of Kansas City, had gone to a hospital after the shooting. Jackson later died from his injuries, police said. 

Witnesses at the scene told police that Eskridge and Jackson arrived at the apartment together and that Eskridge started shooting. He was allegedly trying to get a gun from one of the victims who was shot but survived.

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