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Grandview man gets six years for firing shots into Westport crowd

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Posted at 6:40 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 19:41:23-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Grandview, Missouri, man, who injured two people by firing shots into a crowd in Westport in July 2018, was sentenced Friday to six years in prison.

Davontae McCutchen, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest in connection with the shooting.

A Jackson County judge sentenced McCutchen to six years in prison for the assault convictions and four years for resisting arrest. He will serve the sentences concurrently.

According to court records, an off-duty Kansas City Police Department officer saw McCutchen pull a gun from his waistband and fire shots into a crowd of about 50 to 60 people on July 8, 2018. The incident happened near the intersection of Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.

The officer chased McCutchen, who allegedly dropped a gun while running away.

Another man, Anthony Boykin, 27, was standing near McCutchen when an officer spotted a gun in his waistband, court records said. Officers chased Boykin, and he allegedly dropped the gun.

Boykin, who has a previous conviction for first-degree robbery, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

Enhanced security measures to screen for weapons in the popular entertainment district were not yet in effect at the time of the shooting. Those measures took effect in August 2018.