KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with murder for a shooting last month outside a liquor store.
The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that Jhermeil R. Taylor faces one count each of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
According to court documents, Taylor allegedly shot Gerald D. Berry after an altercation outside a liquor store in the 7500 block of East 87th Street.
Police were called to the scene shortly before midnight on Nov. 15 and found Berry dead from a gunshot wound.
Surveillance video from the store appeared to show Berry raise a hand in an attempt to calm an ongoing argument before throwing a punch at Taylor.
At that point, Taylor pulled a gun and shot Berry before the two exchanged more gunfire as Taylor fled the scene.
A witness said Taylor, who is being held on a $250,000 bond, was threatening multiple people before the deadly shooting.