KANSAS CITY STAR – A Kansas City woman was charged last week with assault after she allegedly shot the DoorDash driver who was delivering her McDonald’s order.
Marissa Lynn Leonard, born in 1996, was charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action after she allegedly shot and injured the male driver, according to court documents.
Kansas City police responded to the shooting around 5:36 p.m. last Wednesday and found the male victim, whose age was not specified, with a gunshot wound to the back of his right calf, according to the probable cause statement.
The victim told officers he was delivering food to a residence for DoorDash. Residents met him at the door, where there was a short verbal altercation, he told police. When he walked away, he heard a gunshot and felt pain in his lower right leg, according to the probable cause statement.
Police surrounded the home and ordered the occupants to exit, believing the suspect was inside. Leonard was one of the people inside the home and allegedly told officers, without prompting, that she shot at the ground because she believed the victim was trying to force his way into the home, according to the probable cause statement.
Detectives later contacted the victim at the hospital, where he was being treated for injuries from the shooting that were not life-threatening.
He told detectives that he handed the order to a woman in her 40s who was standing on the porch.
The victim said he told the woman he would need to take a photo of the food to prove it was delivered, but the woman accused him of being drunk and walked into the home, according to the probable cause statement.
After he was shot, the victim said he saw a younger woman who police identified as Leonard standing in the doorway, court records say … Read more