Woman charged with killing ex-boyfriend in Raytown after returning his SUV

Victim called police just before the shooting
Raytown police
Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 19:06:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man shot to death in Raytown early Wednesday called police twice before the shooting to say he was worried about his ex-girlfriend.

According to a court document, Mitchell T. Wright Jr. called Raytown police twice early Wednesday morning. The first time, he called a non-emergency number to say that his ex-girlfriend was on her way to his apartment to drop off an SUV she had borrowed for several days. He said he expected a disturbance because he was going to call her an Uber, rather than give her a ride back.

The second time, Wright called 911 to say that Daizhane Redmond was in his apartment and trying to kill him.

A neighbor in the apartment below Wright's called police about the same time to report the sound of gunfire and a bullet hole in his apartment.

Officers got to the apartment just after 2 a.m. in the Valencia Place complex at 9010 East 87th Street in Raytown.

An officer knocked on the apartment door, got no response and went inside, the court document states.

He found Wright on his back on the bedroom floor with gunshot wounds to his torso and face.

Wright died at an area hospital a short time later.

Redmond, 24, of Independence, was spotted speeding away from the apartment complex and refused to stop for officers, the court document states.

She pulled into a nearby gas station and was arrested without incident.

Redmond admitted to police she shot Wright and left in the borrowed SUV, according to the court document.

Prosecutors charged her Wednesday evening with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

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