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Authorities charge two adults with murder in Kansas City parade shooting

A memorial dedicated to the victims of last week's mass shooting in front of Union Station, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. The Associated Press/Photo by Charlie Riedel

Authorities charge two adults with murder in Kansas City parade shooting

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Tuesday announced charges against two Missourians linked to the shooting last week. Shots were fired during a dispute after the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade, leaving one woman dead and roughly two dozen others wounded, police said. Lyndell Mays, of Raytown, and Dominic Miller, of Kansas City, were each charged with second-degree murder, as well as several weapons charges, Baker said. Each man faces the possibility of life in prison for the murder. Both men are in police custody on a $1 million bond while hospitalized. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

What prompted the shooting? The shooting occurred after Mays got into an argument with another person and pulled a handgun, Baker said. “Almost immediately, others pulled their firearms,” the prosecutor said during a news conference. Investigators believe one of those individuals was Miller, whose gun has been identified as the weapon that killed Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a prominent Hispanic DJ in the community.

Do investigators anticipate more arrests? Baker said two juveniles had also been arrested in connection with the crime, but they will not be identified because juvenile records are sealed. She also said another agency would handle their cases, so she had no information on possible charges. She would not disclose the number of suspects in the case but said investigators anticipate more arrests and charges. On Wednesday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said, “Consequences must be swift, certain, and severe.”

Did the Lopez-Galvan family respond? The family said in a written statement that they appreciated the efforts of law enforcement and prosecutors, “although it does not bring back our beloved Lisa.”

Dig deeper: Listen to Grace Snell’s report on The WORLD and Everything in It podcast about how two mothers remain friends, even after their sons were both charged with the same murder.

Travis K. Kircher

Travis is the associate breaking news editor for WORLD.

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