Woman charged in fatal Smithville shooting

Greg Sims
Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 16:00:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 47-year-old woman has been charged in connection to a fatal shooting in Smithville.

Lori A. Ackerman faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges related to the death of Shannon Tate.

Police had responded around 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 11 to the 100 block of Tipperary Street on a reported shooting where a man, now identified as Tate, was located. He was transported to an area hospital and died Friday from his injuries, according to Smithville police.

Ackerman currently is being held on a $1 million bond.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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