Man linked to Westport killing through DNA testing of cup

4 months 5 days 18 hours ago Monday, September 11 2017 Sep 11, 2017 Monday, September 11, 2017 7:49:49 AM CDT September 11, 2017 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A convicted felon has been linked to an October killing in Kansas City's Westport bar and entertainment district through DNA collected from a cup and straw collected from the scene.

The Kansas City Star reports that Tyre Jackson, of Kansas City, is charged with second-degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action in the death of 25-year-old Derrick Jones. No attorney is listed for them in online court records.

Court records say Jones died at a hospital after he was shot during a robbery and carjacking. DNA testing was conducted on a white Styrofoam cup and straw recovered from the scene because Jackson was seen with such a cup on surveillance video. Prosecutors allege that shell casings recovered at the scene matched a gun and casings later found in Jackson's vehicle.

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