18-year-old accused in Kansas City shooting death

1 year 2 months 5 days ago May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016 Tuesday, May 17 2016 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:14:19 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, 18-year-old is accused of fatally shooting a suburban father who had been trying to sell a gun on a grocery store's parking lot.

Jackson County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Fazon Swinton with second-degree murder, second-degree robbery, armed criminal action and leaving the scene of a shooting.

Authorities say Jacob Branter of Lee's Summit was shot and killed April 3 outside a Price Chopper store. Prosecutors allege that Swinton made arrangements to buy a handgun from Brantner but stole it instead, running off before exchanging gunfire with Brantner.

Swinton later was treated at a hospital for a bullet wound.

Online court records don't show whether Swinton has an attorney.

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