A Kansas City man has been charged in the early Wednesday robbery of a Blue Springs man in Independence, during which he accidentally shot his female accomplice.
Jackson County prosecutors charged David Williams, 20, with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action after he allegedly robbed a man at 101 South Willis Avenue, near the Community of Christ Temple and Auditorium, then stole the victim's car.
According to court documents, police found the car parked in a small lot on Truman Road, 2 miles west of the robbery location, while responding to a female with a gunshot wound at a house around the corner. When police located the injured female, a 15-year-old, in a residence in the 1100 block of South Crescent, they also found a male suspect matching a description of the armed robber, later identified as Williams. The female was taken to a hospital for her injury.
The robbery victim told police he had arranged to meet a white female, whom he first met on Snapchat, for sex. While they were in his car on Willis Avenue, Williams approached the driver's side door, opened it and said “Get out of the car!” He then pointed his handgun at the victim's head and told him to empty his pockets. The teen girl started grabbing his property after he placed it on the driver's seat, he told police.
According to court documents, Williams then stated he would kill the victim, at which point the victim snatched his cell phone and ducked his head. Williams then fired a single shot, narrowly missing the victim's head. As the victim quickly turned and ran away, he could hear the female yell, “You shot me!” Williams and his accomplice then drove away in the victim's vehicle. A single shell casing was found at the Willis crime scene.
Williams told police the meeting had been arranged with the intention of robbing the victim. He said he fired a single shot that accidentally struck his accomplice, who drove the victim's car as they fled the scene. They stopped at a friend's residence on South Crescent because the teen girl needed medical attention.
Williams' bond has been set at $50,000 bond.