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Jax. Co. Jury finds Independence man guilty in road rage death

Posted: 12:18 PM, Feb 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-24 18:18:25Z

A Jackson County jury found a 46-year-old Independence man guilty in a road rage incident and fatal shooting in 2017 of a 19-year-old man at 104th & Holmes.

John C. Young, was found guilty on six of eight counts including Involuntary Manslaughter, assault, Unlawful use of a Weapon, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

 Police were called to a shooting  June 10, 2017 at 104th & Holmes and found two victims. 19-year-old Christopher Hutson died from his injuries.

Court records indicate a witness in Hutson's car said a driver  in a blue car pulled up and yelled and fired shots into Hutson's vehicle. 

Police learned the suspect was John C. Young,  who was identified in a photo lineup, and police found   paint on Hutson's vehicle that matched damage on Young's car.