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KC man charged in fatal shooting from July 2019

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 13:41:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man has been charged in a July 2019 fatal shooting, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

Jonathan Campbell, 29, faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges.

Campbell is accused of fatally shooting Corey Richardson on July 9, 2019, near 57th Street and McGee Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

The prosecutor's office said phone records revealed the last messages on the victim's phone were from Campbell and the Crime Lab found DNA "likely belonging to the defendant" on shotgun rounds found near Richardson's body.

A $250,000 bond has been requested for Campbell.

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