Independence man convicted in road rage shooting death
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in what police say was a road-rage shooting that killed another man.
Jackson County prosecutors say a jury also convicted 46-year-old John C. Young, of Independence, Missouri, with unlawful use of a weapon, assault, two counts of armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.
Authorities say the May 25 confrontation killed 19-year-old Christopher Hutson of Lee’s Summit. Hutson’s pregnant girlfriend was grazed by a bullet.
Police say the couple was returning from a sonogram appointment when they became disoriented in traffic and Young, in another vehicle, began yelling at them. Police say he pulled up beside them and fired several shots, fatally hitting Hutson in the head.
Young will be sentenced at a later date.