KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman as she rode an all-terrain vehicle on a south Kansas City street two years ago.
Glenn Darren Rucker, 39, of Kansas City, was sentenced Tuesday after earlier being convicted of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the July 2020 death of 41-year-old Sharon Heifner-Douglas, the Kansas City Star reported.
Witnesses told police that Heifner-Douglas was operating the ATV with her dog walking alongside her in the grass when a sport utility vehicle pulled up and fired shots at her. Authorities did not give a motive for the shooting, but police said no conflict between anyone in the SUV and Heifner-Douglas appeared to have occurred in the moments before the shooting.
Police later found an SUV described by witnesses and arrested Rucker. A handgun found in the SUV matched to shell casings found at the scene of the shooting, officials said. Rucker had also called police the night of the shooting and said he shot a woman on a four-wheeler, prosecutors said.