Kansas City man charged after apparent road-rage shooting

3 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, January 26 2017 Jan 26, 2017 Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:21:00 AM CST January 26, 2017 in Top Stories
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with abandoning his girlfriend's body after she apparently was shot accidentally during a road-rage confrontation.

Jackson County prosecutors said the abandonment and unlawful firearm possession charges against 25-year-old Eric Marquez stems from the fatal shooting of Brenda Vera.

Court records said Marquez told his brother that the shooting happened when another driver brandished a gun after a collision. Marquez told his brother he was firing at the driver when he accidentally shot Vera.

The Kansas City Star reports that investigators don't know when or where the shooting happened. Vera was found dead last week inside a truck that had been stolen from Kansas City, Kansas. A standoff ensued, but Marquez was gone when officers entered the home and isn't in custody.

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