Charges filed in first KC homicide of the year

Kansas City has recorded its first homicide of 2010 — and its first murder charge.

At 1:15 a.m. Friday, Kansas City police responded to a call about a shooting at Joshua’s nightclub, 5701 Longview Road.

When officers arrived, they found shooting victim Latasha Prewitt, 25, of Kansas City in the parking lot. She was taken to a hospital and died a short time later, police said.

Witnesses told police that two women in their mid-20s had been fighting inside the nightclub and were escorted outside. The women continued fighting in the parking lot, and one woman shot the other.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Jasmine Depriest, 19, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. They also charged Keasha Ingram, 24, with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. It was unclear today what role Ingram allegedly played.