KCMO firefighter killed in Independence shooting, no charges expected

KCMO firefighter killed in Independence shooting, no charges expected

LADIES. ANTHONY SANTE WAS AN OFF DUTY FIREFIGHTER WHEN HE WAS HERE INSIDE OF LIQUOR LAND AT 40 HIGHWAY AND STERLING IN INDEPENDENCE. SO THAT WAS ABOUT TWO THURSDAYS AGO. WITNESSES TELL US THAT A MAN AND INSIDE OF THE LIQUOR LAND WAS INSULTING A WOMAN THERE AND SANTE STOOD UP FOR HER AND THEN A FISTFIGHT STARTED OUT. SO CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURED SOME OF THAT FIGHT BETWEEN 41 YEAR OLD ANTHONY SANTE AND 23 YEAR OLD JAVON TAYLOR. ONE OF THE WITNESS HAS TOLD KABC THE FIGHT MAY HAVE LASTED AS LONG AS 10 MINUTES. YEAH, MY. YOU CAN SEE JAVON TAYLOR’S GIRLFRIEND PULLED OUT A GUN AND ULTIMATELY KILLED ANTHONY SANTE. NOW, THIS AFTERNOON, JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT. I’M GOING TO READ DIRECTLY FROM IT. WE GRIEVE WITH THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OVER THIS TRAGIC LOSS AND OF LIFE OF MR. HEALTH. MISSOURI LAW GOVERNS THIS CASE SPECIFICALLY SELF-DEFENSE IN DEFENSE OF OTHERS, LEADING US TO DECLINE CHARGES AFTER A CAREFUL REVIEW. ANTHONY SANTE AS I MENTIONED, IT WAS A FIREFIGHT AFTER HE LIVED IN THE NORTHLAND. HE HAD A DAUGHTER AND HE WAS BURIED LAST WEEK LIVE IN INDEPENDENCE, QUEBEC. AGAIN IN KMBC9 NEWS. THE WOMAN WHO FIRED THE GUN WAS HELD FOR 24 HOURS, THEN RELEASED. JAVON TAYLOR FACES FEDERAL FELONY CHARGES FOR POSSESSION OF

Prosecutor’s office declines charges in shooting death of KCMO firefighter citing self-defense

The woman who pulled the trigger has been released from custody

The Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that it will not be filing charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter at an Independence gas station. Anthony Santi, 41, was off duty on Oct. 6 and was at a convenience store in Independence when witnesses said Santi heard a man disrespect a female cashier inside the store.Santi reportedly stood up for the woman. Police say 23-year-old Ja’von Taylor became agitated and went outside to retrieve a gun from his car. Police say there was a fight between the two men inside the store over the weapon. They also say the woman who was with Taylor at one point gets the gun and then fires the fatal shot killing Santi. Taylor faces federal felony charges for possession of a firearm. However, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that it will not be seeking additional charges against Taylor, or against the woman who allegedly fired the fatal shot, citing self-defense. In a statement, the prosecutor’s office said, “We grieve with the family and community over this tragic loss of life of Mr. Santi.”Missouri law governs this case, specifically self-defense and defense of others, leading us to decline charges after a careful review.”The woman involved was released from custody last week pending a review from the prosecutor’s office.

The Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that it will not be filing charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter at an Independence gas station.

Anthony Santi, 41, was off duty on Oct. 6 and was at a convenience store in Independence when witnesses said Santi heard a man disrespect a female cashier inside the store.

Santi reportedly stood up for the woman.

Police say 23-year-old Ja’von Taylor became agitated and went outside to retrieve a gun from his car. Police say there was a fight between the two men inside the store over the weapon.

They also say the woman who was with Taylor at one point gets the gun and then fires the fatal shot killing Santi.

[WATCH: Video shows altercation that ended with the death of a fireman]

Taylor faces federal felony charges for possession of a firearm. However, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that it will not be seeking additional charges against Taylor, or against the woman who allegedly fired the fatal shot, citing self-defense.

In a statement, the prosecutor’s office said, “We grieve with the family and community over this tragic loss of life of Mr. Santi.

“Missouri law governs this case, specifically self-defense and defense of others, leading us to decline charges after a careful review.”

The woman involved was released from custody last week pending a review from the prosecutor’s office.

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