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Man charged in east Kansas City carjacking, shooting that left victim with critical injuries

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 07:14:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man faces robbery and other felony charges after a violent carjacking in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jeremy Burchett, 28, of Kansas City, Missouri, is charged in Jackson County court with robbery, armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

Prosecutors allege Burchett shot a man several times in the stomach and face at 7:45 p.m., July 10, at a business where the victim worked in the 7500 block of East 17th Street.

Burchett took the victim's credit cards, cash and red Ford F-250 pickup truck, according to court documents.

A surveillance camera captured the truck and another vehicle speeding from the crime scene.

Officers spotted the stolen truck the next day and arrested a man, not Burchett, after a high-speed chase.

The suspect arrested after the chase told police he bought the truck from a man the night before for $100.

On July 15, Lee's Summit police arrested a woman during a burglary, court documents state.

Police searched a vehicle at the burglary scene and found items belonging to the shooting victim.

The woman admitted she had driven the stolen F-250 and identified Burchett as the man who shot the victim.

Officers spotted Burchett July 19 in a different stolen car in northeast KCMO.

Burchett led officers on a high-speed chase through northeast neighborhoods before jumping from the car and running.

He didn't get far and police arrested him.

Court documents state Burchett denied any involvement in the robbery or shooting.

The victim of the robbery continues to recover from his wounds.