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Man accused of shooting into a car with two babies inside

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Posted at 6:35 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 19:35:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, man is charged with shooting into a car with two babies inside earlier this month.

Prosecutors charged Duan Bryant Jr., 20, with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child creating a substantial risk Tuesday.

The shots-fired incident happened about noon on Feb. 20 after the mother of Bryant's 1-year-old girl put the baby in Bryant's car at Truman Medical Center.

The woman told police Bryant was angry because he couldn't find her outside the medical center, according to a court document.

The woman said Bryant pointed a gun at her car as she drove away from the medical center. Her 10-month-old niece and 1-year-old nephew were in the car.

Bryant followed the woman's car and began shooting at the car near East 22nd Street and Holmes Road, the court records said.

As the cars sped south on Paseo Boulevard, the woman said Bryant and a passenger in his car continued shooting at her car.

Bryant told police a different story. He claimed he got into an argument with the mother of his child at Truman Medical Center.

According to Bryant, the woman drove away then came back with a man in her car, according to a probable cause statement from Kansas City, Missouri, police

Bryant claimed the man reached into the back seat of the woman's car as if he were going to pull something out before someone in the woman's car shot at them, according to court records.

He said he did not fire back, but police found three places on the woman's car that sustained gunfire damage, including a tire flattened by a bullet.