Alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter Lyndell Mays told cops he was ‘just being stupid’: court docs

One of the gunmen who allegedly opened fire at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade told investigators it was “just stupid” to “advance” on another group of people who were arguing before the deadly melee. ” he stated.

Court documents obtained Tuesday show how a Super Bowl celebration quickly devolved into chaos and gunfire, leading to murder charges against Dominick Miller, 18, and Lindell Mays, 23. The development has been described in more detail.

Two men have been charged with murder in the shooting incident. AP

Prosecutors alleged Tuesday that both men, both armed with guns, got into an argument before a shootout erupted among the thousands of revelers. A female friend of Mayes told police that several protesters wanted to know why Mayes was paying attention to them, according to court documents.

Mays was attending the parade with two friends when he got into an argument with the group, according to a probable cause statement obtained by the newspaper. Court documents say Mays was seen on surveillance footage approaching the group in an “aggressive” manner and later pointing his finger at them.

One woman was killed and dozens more were injured. AP

When Mays pulled out his gun, he began chasing the stranger, who appeared to be unarmed, and fired at him, causing others to pull out their guns as well, according to legal documents.

According to court documents, Mays admitted to police that he was the first to pull out a gun and start firing, even though he was in a crowded area with children. The suspect reportedly said that he pulled out a gun because he thought a female friend of the group was going to be shot.

“May confirmed that he first pulled out his gun and fired, all because they said, ‘We’re going to get you,’ which to him meant, ‘We’re going to kill you,'” the document states. .

“Mr. Mays stated that it was only after that that other individuals began firing.” [he] Shot first. ”

When investigators asked why he “went along with them from the beginning,” the suspect replied: I just pulled out my gun and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. It’s just stupid,” the document states.

Court documents reveal details of the shooting.

When police reminded May that he was firing at someone who was trying to escape, May responded, “I know,” investigators alleged.

When Mays fired the gun, “almost immediately” several other people brandished their weapons, including Miller’s gun, which struck Lisa López-Gabran, 43, a mother of two. The prosecutor announced that he had died.

The shooting also injured 24 people, including 12 children, including Mays, who was interviewed by police in his hospital bed.

The newly announced charges come days after two boys were shot and allegedly resisting arrest.



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