JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 4-year-old LeGend M. Taliferro.
The child was asleep at home the morning of June 29 when a shot was fired into his residence, which struck and killed him.
Ryson Ellis, 22, now faces charges of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of armed criminal action.
Court records say Kansas City police officers responded in the early morning hours to the 1600 block of Bushman at the Citadel Apartments on a call about a shooting.
Someone had fired gunshots into an apartment from an area behind it, shooting through a privacy fence and a sliding glass door. The victim, Taliferro, was asleep inside.
A witness told police that the suspect had a “fade cut” and facial hair on the chin. This generally matches the description of Ellis.
Court records also say that a woman was in the apartment at the time of the shooting. She…