Woman charged with fatal shooting after custody exchange

Witness said woman shot man in vehicle; three children in car were uninjured.


State News

March 27, 2020 - 3:35 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been charged with fatally shooting a man as they met in the parking lot of a Kansas City police station to exchange children.

Twenty-seven-year-old Deshonia Diamond is jailed on $100,000 bond on charges of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of armed criminal action and a misdemeanor charge of failing to report a shooting in the Feb. 28 killing of 34-year-old Devon Nolan. 

A witness told police that Diamond put the children in Nolan’s vehicle, she remarked that he had repaired the windows that she had shot out, according to the probable cause statement. The witness said Diamond then drove to an exit and Nolan pulled his vehicle next to hers and got out of it. That’s when the witness said Diamond shot him.

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