Man charged in airman's death near Missouri air force base

3 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago Monday, May 11 2015 May 11, 2015 Monday, May 11, 2015 6:26:00 PM CDT May 11, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

WARRENSBURG (AP) - A man has been charged with fatally shooting a senior airman while drinking alcohol at a home near Whiteman Air Force Base.

Johnson County prosecutor Rob Russell said he charged 22-year-old Dominic Sacco, of Knob Noster, on Monday with second-degree murder in the death of John J. Bottom. Sacco also is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and was jailed Monday on a $50,000 cash-only bond. No attorney who could comment on his case was listed in online court records.

A probable cause statement says Sacco and another friend took out handguns early Saturday at a Warrensburg home. A witness said Sacco chambered a round, pointed it and shot Bottom once in the head. Bottom was rushed to a Kansas City hospital, where he later was declared brain dead.

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