Jury convicts man for road rage shooting that killed 19-year-old taking girlfriend home from ultrasound

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 46-year-old Independence man who was charged in connection with the road rage s...

Posted: Feb 25, 2018 12:34 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2018 12:34 PM

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 46-year-old Independence man who was charged in connection with the road rage shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead last summer.

Early on Saturday morning, the jury found John C. Young guilty on six of eight felony counts: involuntary manslaughter, unlawful use of a weapon, assault, tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of armed criminal action.

Young will be sentenced at a later date.

According to court records, Kansas City police responded to a reported shooting in the area of 104th and Holmes and found two victims.

One of them, 19-year-old Christopher Hutson, died as a result of his injuries.

A witness to the shooting who was riding in Hutson's car said the driver of a blue vehicle had gotten upset and yelled, "Learn to f------ drive." That driver in the blue vehicle pulled up next to Hutson's vehicle and fired shots from a handgun.

Hutson did not have a weapon and said nothing to the defendant, the witness stated.

An individual told police that the person driving the blue vehicle in the video released of the reported shooter was John C. Young.

The surviving victim identified Young as the shooter from a photo lineup. Police found blue paint on the victim's gold vehicle, as well as damage on Young's vehicle consistent with the paint transfer on the victim's vehicle.

A fundraising page was started after the shooting for a woman named Tailer Monroe who had lost the father of her unborn child in a road rage shooting that happened as they were leaving an ultrasound.

According to that page, Hutson was the father of Monroe's unborn child.

The page said they had just left Monroe's ultrasound appointment and were driving "cautiously" because they were lost. Then the shooting at 104th Street and Holmes happened.

"Tailer's skull was grazed by a bullet and Chris was shot directly in the head," the page said. "The expecting parents were taken to the hospital where Chris fought for his life but later passed away leaving behind his girlfriend of 4 years."

The page said they were high school sweethearts and that Hutson had put aside money to pay for the 3D ultrasound not covered by their insurance.

West Lafayette
Clear
92° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 96°
Kokomo
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 96°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 87°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 87°
Williamsport
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 93°
Crawfordsville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Frankfort
Overcast
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 95°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 89°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 92°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 46915

Reported Deaths: 2681
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11499683
Lake5053242
Elkhart316443
Allen2717128
St. Joseph186366
Cass16369
Hamilton1518100
Hendricks1386100
Johnson1254118
Porter71237
Tippecanoe6778
Madison64864
Clark63844
Bartholomew58244
Howard56057
LaPorte55326
Kosciusko5124
Vanderburgh4806
Jackson4653
LaGrange4657
Noble45728
Hancock43735
Boone43443
Delaware42949
Marshall4273
Shelby42025
Floyd37144
Morgan32531
Montgomery29320
Grant29026
Clinton2852
Monroe26628
Dubois2646
White26010
Decatur24832
Henry24315
Lawrence23624
Vigo2288
Dearborn22723
Harrison21022
Warrick21029
Greene18432
Miami1812
Jennings17111
Putnam1688
Scott1607
DeKalb1594
Daviess14116
Orange13523
Wayne1346
Perry1279
Steuben1262
Franklin1248
Jasper1142
Ripley1147
Carroll1102
Wabash1102
Fayette987
Newton9710
Whitley884
Starke853
Randolph784
Huntington712
Wells711
Jefferson701
Fulton681
Jay680
Washington661
Knox630
Pulaski621
Clay604
Gibson592
Rush563
Adams481
Benton480
Owen471
Sullivan441
Brown381
Blackford372
Posey360
Spencer351
Fountain302
Tipton301
Crawford290
Switzerland260
Martin220
Parke220
Ohio140
Warren141
Union130
Vermillion130
Pike90
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events