Skyler J. Smith dies in fatal Kansas City shooting – Friday, April 15, 2022

Kansas City shooting death of Skyler J. Smith – Obituary

A Kansas City man has been charged with various felonies in connection with a deadly shooting at a petrol station on East Gregory Blvd. in Kansas City on April 15, 2022. The shooting caused the death of Skyler J. Smith.

Justin J. Owens-Harrell, 31, is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Armed Criminal Action, and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

According to court documents, Kansas City police were called to the 3800 block of East Gregory Blvd. in response to a reported gunshot. Skyler J. Smith, the victim, was found with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. According to witnesses, the victim and suspect were inside and outside the gas station’s shop when they wrestled over a pistol, which discharged, striking the victim.