Jackson Kind, a 23 year-old man from South Kansas City (9700 block of Wallace) has been arrested and charged with shooting a man in the chest last Thursday outside the International House of Pancakes in Truman Corners.
According to court documents, two men were driving in a Jaguar from Lawrence, Kansas to Nevada, Missouri when they called a female friend to help them obtain marijuana. She told her friends to go to the International House of Pancakes in Truman Corners, and to look for a white Buick with a man named “J.”
When “J” arrived, he walked up to the window of the Jaguar and showed one man a small amount of marijuana, and the man showed “J” $50.
“J” then left, saying he needed to get more of the “product.” When he returned, “J” got in the back seat of the Jaguar and pointed a gun at the man, demanding his wallet. The man’s friend ran out of the car and went into IHOP for help, while the other two men struggled with the gun.
Shots were fired, and both men were injured.
“J” returned to his Buick, and went to St. Joseph Medical Center, saying the tip of his left index finger had been shot off during a robbery.
The other man stumbled inside IHOP, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Grandview police responded at approximately 9:50 p.m.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment with life threatening injuries. He remains in an area hospital and it is believed that he will survive his injury.
A piece of flesh was found at the scene of the crime, believed to be part of the suspect’s finger and is consistent with the suspect’s injury.
The suspect, Jackson Kind, was located a short time later at St. Joseph Medical Center with an injury to his hand. He was taken into custody for investigation of the armed robbery and assault.
Kind gave conflicting stories as to what happened. A background check revealed Kind has six felonies and nine convictions, including second degree robbery.
The two men and their female friend all gave matching stories about the drug deal that went wrong.
Grandview Detectives’ investigation resulted in charging Kind in the Jackson County Circuit Court.
Jackson County prosecutor’s office filed four felonies that included one count of Robbery 1st Degree, one count of Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.
Kind’s bond was set at $450,000 cash only.