On Tuesday, the Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor’s Office noted that it will not be filing charges in relation to the fatal shooting of an off-duty Kansas City firefighter. This occured at a gas station in the city of Independence.
On October 6, 41-year-old Anthony Santi was at a convenience store when he saw a man disrespect a female cashier, witnesses stated.
Then, 23-year-old Ja’von Taylor became annoyed and went to his vehicle to get a firearm. Authorities said that the two men got into a physical altercation inside the store over the weapon with Santi putting Taylor in a headlock.
They added that the woman who was with Taylor was able to get ahold of the firearm and then shot and killed Santi.
Taylor has been charged with possession of a firearm, a federal felony charge. However, prosecutors say that no additional charges will be filed against him. What’s more, the woman who shot and killed Santi won’t be charged, citing self-defense.
“Missouri law governs this case, specifically self-defense and defense of others, leading us to decline charges after careful review,” the Prosecutor’s Office said.
The unidentified woman was freed from custody last week, pending a review from the agency.