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Charges filed in Christmas Eve homicide

72nd & Wabash Homicide Scene
Posted at 6:20 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 07:20:29-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charges in the Christmas Eve murder of a Kansas City man were filed Thursday, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

Joseph A. Kane, 36, was charged with second degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of Carter McCollum.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve in the area of 72nd Street and Wabash Avenue.

Police arrived to the area to find McCollum deceased on the ground outside of a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

According to the prosecutor's office, McCollum and Kane were involved in a narcotics deal when the suspect became agitated and shot the victim.

Prosecutors requested Kane be held on a $250,000 cash bond.