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KC man faces second-degree murder charges in May shooting

Posted at 9:06 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 22:06:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, man faces second-degree murder charges related to a May shooting that left two people dead and two injured.

Raymond J. Cage, 31, also faces two counts of first-degree assault and four counts of armed criminal action.

Court records state that KCPD responded on May 2 to a shooting in the 2300 block of Van Brunt Boulevard and found two people dead and a third injured. A fourth victim had left the scene.

“A witness told police that there had been [an] argument at the residence hours before the homicide about money and pills,” a news release stated. “An hour later, according to a witness, a man returned and said, ‘You thought I was playing,’ then the witness heard a shotgun being racked, then gunshots.”

A second witness told police that a man, later identified as Cage, returned to the home and began shooting.

U.S. Marshals arrested Cage on Friday in St. Louis. A news release from U.S. Marshals stated that KCPD detectives and deputy marshals discovered Cage was at a relative’s home in the “St. Louis metro area.”

“U.S. Marshals Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis Metro Fugitive Task Force took over,” the release stated. “Early on the morning of June 5, members of the task force and a team from the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group decided to move in and attempt the arrest. Cage was contacted inside the home where he surrendered without incident.”

Prosecutors requested a $500,000 bond.