Kansas City man sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing woman riding ATV


A Kansas City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for fatally shooting a woman riding an ATV in 2020, the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Glenn Darren Rucker, 39, faces two concurrent 20-year sentences after being found guilty of second-degree murder and felony armed felony.

In July 2020, Kansas City police found Sharon Heifner-Douglas, 41, shot multiple times and lying in the road near East Red Bridge Road and Bennington Avenue, according to court records. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Witnesses told police Heifner-Douglas was driving down East Red Bridge Road on an ATV when an SUV pulled over and fired at him. Witnesses said they did not hear or see any conflict between anyone in the vehicle and the victim.

Officers issued an internal bulletin on the SUV and saw a vehicle matching the description five days later at a car wash at 43rd Street and Prospect Ave. Rucker was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Police found a handgun in the vehicle and compared it to shell casings found at the scene of the homicide.

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Detectives also learned that Rucker called police the night of the shooting and said he shot a woman on a four-wheeled vehicle, prosecutors said.


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