UPDATE: KC man charged after shooting at Independence home

Victim in ciritcal condition
Posted at 4:33 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 21:57:45-04

UPDATE (7/27): A Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of an Independence man who remains in critical condition.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said 22-year-old Joseph Bonhomme has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

According to court records, Independence police officers were dispatched on July 25, 2016, to the 1100 block of North Noland Road on a reported shooting and found the victim in the doorway. Witnesses described the vehicle seen leaving the scene and led police to another witness who told police that the suspect was looking for a place to stay because something had gone bad. Another witness told police that Bonhomme stated he and another man had gone to the victim's residence on Noland Road. One of them tried to push open the door and Bonhomme fired into the door. The man admitted to being with the Bonhomme, who had reportedly stolen the gun used to shoot the victim. They were in a disagreement with the victim when the suspect pulled out the gun and the witness said he heard a gunshot. They left the scene and Bonhomme threatened to harm his family if he told anyone.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000.

Officials said the victim is not expected to survive, so the case remains under investigation.



One man is in 'grave condition' after he was shot in his own home in Independence, Missouri.

Police were called to an apartment complex across the street from William Chrisman High School at Noland Road and Moore Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday night following reports of shots being fired. 

When officers arrived, they found a male with gunshot wounds at the door of an apartment. 

Authorities haven't released the man's condition, but police described his injuries as 'grave.'

There is no suspect information at this time. 

If you have any information about this case, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. 


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