Two Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Kansas City Super Bowl Shooting

Two individuals, Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays, have been charged with second-degree murder and multiple weapons offenses in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred on the outskirts of a Super Bowl victory rally in Kansas City. The incident resulted in the death of one person and left over 20 others injured. The arrests of Mays and Miller bring the total number of individuals facing prosecution in relation to the Valentine’s Day shooting to four.

Last week, two teenagers were taken into custody and charged as juveniles in family court with firearms offenses and resisting arrest. Prosecutors have expressed their intention to charge the minors as adults, and the investigation is ongoing.

According to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, the violence on February 14 originated from an argument between Mays and an unknown individual. The altercation quickly escalated, with Mays brandishing a pistol and others in the vicinity promptly drawing their weapons. While both Mays and Miller are charged with murder, evidence suggests that it was a bullet fired from Miller’s weapon that fatally struck Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan, a 43-year-old radio personality. Court documents indicate that a total of 25 individuals were shot, including at least nine children.

During questioning, Mays claimed that he began firing after someone from the opposing group threatened to kill him. He admitted to randomly selecting a person from the other group and shooting at them as they fled. Miller initially stated that he and his friends started running upon hearing gunfire and that he was shot in the back. However, when confronted with video evidence of him chasing someone from Mays’s group and firing shots, Miller confessed to firing four to five rounds.

The ages of both Mays and Miller have not been disclosed, but court records indicate that Mays is in his early 20s, while Miller is estimated to be 18 or 19 years old.

The shooting occurred following a parade and rally near Kansas City’s Union Station, where over a million fans had gathered to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The incident took place amidst heightened media attention surrounding the relationship between Chiefs player Travis Kelce and pop superstar Taylor Swift, although Swift was not present at the rally.

Both Mays and Miller sustained gunshot wounds during the violence and were hospitalized. A conviction for second-degree murder in Missouri carries a prison sentence ranging from 10 to 30 years or life.

Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. Wow, this is a well-written and informative post. The use of specific names and details helps to paint a clear picture of the incident. It’s great to see that you’ve included the charges brought against the individuals involved, providing readers with important context. Keep up the good work in delivering news in a concise and engaging manner!

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