Jury convicts man of murder in 2016 shooting in 63rd Street park - KCTV5

Jury convicts man of murder in 2016 shooting in 63rd Street parking lot

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Swinton shot Jacob Brantner, 40, in a parking lot on E 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell Swinton a handgun. (KCTV5) Swinton shot Jacob Brantner, 40, in a parking lot on E 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell Swinton a handgun. (KCTV5)
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

A Jackson County jury convicted a Kansas City man on Friday in the 2016 fatal shooting and killing a man during a botched gun sale in a metro parking lot.

Fazon K. Swinton, 19, was convicted of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted robbery, armed criminal action and leaving the scene of a shooting.

The jury is currently deliberating a sentencing recommendation.

Prosecutors recommended that jurors give Swinton a life sentence for the charge of second-degree murder. They say the minimum sentence of 10 years for that charge would be a slap on the wrist. 

Swinton shot Jacob Brantner, 40, in a parking lot on E 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell Swinton a handgun.

The two men wrestled over the gun before Swinton grabbed it and ran away.

Both the Brantner and Swinton then pulled out guns and shot at each other. Brantner was hit and died from the gunshot wounds.

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