NewsKansas City Public Safety


KCK man charged in July 8 shooting death of a woman

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 19:40:42-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas, man is facing murder charges in the shooting death of a woman in her home.

Verlee McCullough III, 39, is charged in Wyandotte County District Court with first-degree murder.

Officers found Ashley Jones, 37, shot to death July 8 in the 1400 block of North 8th Street.

Investigators are still working to figure out what led to the fatal shooting.

McCullough was arrested Tuesday and is in the Wyandotte County Jail.

His bond was set at $1 million.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.