A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the February 4, 2018, fatal shooting of Jacob Skowronski, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Deion D. Crum, dob: 9/29/1996, faces Murder 1st Degree or in the alternative Murder 2nd Degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, Robbery 1st Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance.*
According to court records filed today, police were called to the 9800 block of Hedges Avenue on a report of a dead body. Police were met by the parents of the victim, who had found him in the residence.
Text messages from the victim to the defendant soon before the shooting stated that the victim was home. Messages on the victim’s phone also showed he had recently returned from Colorado and indications were he had returned with marijuana.
A search of an apartment where he was arrested on warrants found ammunition and drugs, including green leafy substance in a ziploc bag. DNA from the bag matched the defendant and the victim.
Police also determined that distinctive marks on shell casing found at the homicide scene matched the ammunition found at the apartment where Crum was arrested.
Prosecutors requested a $250,000 bond.