Man pleads guilty to murder of Troost barber

Georgio M. White

A Kansas City man pleaded guilty this week to killing a barber during a botched robbery.

Georgio M. White, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second degree murder, first degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action, Jackson County prosecutors announced today.

He will be sentenced in January to no less than 12 years or no more than 20 years in prison, they said.

He shot Joseph S. Jackson, 53, on Nov. 16 of last year at the victim’s barbershop at 3402 Troost Ave.

Police found his body on the floor with blood, money, shell casings and spent bullets, according to court records.

White told police he was attempting to rob the victim when Jackson grabbed White’s arm. White then shot the victim and also shot himself in the arm by mistake, he said.

He then fired more shots into Jackson and fled. Police arrested him after he left blood drops and smears at a nearby apartment building.

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