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Father and son accused of fatal shooting near Volker in which victim was run over, court documents show

A father and son have been charged with assault in connection with a shooting at a Kansas City apartment complex last weekend.

Charles Harrison Sr., 76, and Charles Harrison Jr., 55, are charged with criminal mischief and armed criminal action. Harrison Jr. has also been charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

The victim, identified Monday as 22-year-old K’yiel Collins-Phillips, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting on Saturday. He was found with gunshot wounds to the head and back, according to court documents.

The father and son told police they were looking for a family car stolen from Raytown. Harrison Jr. was able to track the car’s location to 34th and Wyoming streets. Harrison Sr. borrowed his wife’s car and drove to the location — the Woodbridge Apartments in Kansas City’s Volker neighborhood — according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Jackson County District Court.

Court documents show that after being approached by Collins-Phillips and three others, Harrison Sr. ran him over. In a statement to police, Harrison Sr. said. that it was accidental, because he heard gunshots and tried to avoid them.

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Harrison Sr. claims that Collins-Phillips’ brother and two other men began shooting at him and his son, after which the two took cover in an apartment building.

In his own statement to police, Harrison Jr. says. that his father had announced his intention to run over the victim. He also admitted to shooting his gun at least three times from inside the car, according to court documents.

According to court documents, both Harrisons claimed they saw the victim reach for a gun. Security footage from nearby apartments showed the victim had his empty hands up when he was run over, court documents show.

Police took the Harrisons into custody at the scene, along with a third suspect whose name has not been released.

The two appeared in court for the first time on Monday. A bond for Harrison Sr. was set at $100,000. He has posted bail and will appear in court on May 30.

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Although neither Harrison has been charged with murder or manslaughter, Collins-Phillips’ death was the 54th homicide in Kansas City this year, according to data compiled by the Star.

Sixty-one homicides were reported in Kansas City around the same time last year, according to Star data.

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