Independence man charged for fatally shooting woman in the head


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Jackson County prosecutor has charged a 37-year-old Independence man for the shooting death of a woman in Independence.

Ryan Gillispie is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action for shooting Ales Carr in the head which led to her death on June 20.

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Independence police were dispatched to Centerpoint Hospital that day after reports of a gunshot victim being dropped off at the emergency room.

Surveillance footage from an Independence residence on North Agnes showed Gillispie with a towel wrapped around his neck. That same towel was found with the victim when she was found at Centerpoint.

Gillispie is being held on $300,00 bond.


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