Grandview man, 22, charged in fatal shooting - KCTV5

Grandview man, 22, charged in fatal shooting

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Cory J. Highsmith, 22, faces second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000. (Jackson County Detention Center) Cory J. Highsmith, 22, faces second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000. (Jackson County Detention Center)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Grandview man faces murder and robbery charges in connection with a fatal shooting last month.

Cory J. Highsmith, 22, faces second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000. 

According to court records, police were called on Oct. 3 to the 3700 block of East 93d Street regarding gunshots.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Keith Johnson shot in the 9300 block of Bales Drive near some dumpsters.

Officers chased a suspect, later identified as Highsmith, running from near the scene. He was carrying a black hooded sweatshirt with two guns wrapped inside.

Cell phone records showed Highsmith and Johnson approached a vehicle parked in a parking kit near 9300 Bales Drive.

Witnesses inside the vehicle told police that the victim came toward the car with a gun and asked for their belongings. One man ran from the vehicle with a backpack and the victim followed him.

One witness stated the man fleeing the car shot at the victim.

Highsmith, according to witnesses, took a gun from the victim. The only firearms recovered from the scene were the two wrapped in Highsmith's sweatshirt.

Witnesses told police that Highsmith appeared to console the victim before he ran from the scene.

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