From The Star: Jackson County prosecutors today charged 19-year-old James D. Hill with first-degree murder in connection with a slaying Sunday at a birthday party.
Prosecutors contend Hill, of Kansas City, showed up with an assault-type rifle about 5:30 a.m. Sunday at a party at 2107 E. 35th Street.
Court records allege Hill spotted a man he had been feuding with and fired three to four times, hitting Kenneth R. Box, 36, in the back. Box fell to the floor and Hill allegedly fired several more rounds into Box. Witnesses said Hill then walked away.