Suspected Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter picked a target at random during dispute, then started shooting: Court docs

One of the suspected Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooters told police he allegedly started firing indiscriminately into a crowd full of children, saying he was “just stupid,” according to court documents. “It was,” he reportedly said.

The suspects, whom Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) called “thugs,” are Lindell Mays, 23, and Dominick Miller, 18, who were killed by Kansas City’s Democratic mayor, Quinton Lucas. Unfortunately, both were charged with murder. Connection to the horrific shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade on Valentine’s Day.

The afternoon shooting claimed the life of Lisa López Galván, a 43-year-old mother of two, and seriously injured at least 24 others, ranging in age from 8 to 47.

The murder charges come just days after a pair of teens were charged with gun-related offenses and resisting arrest in connection with the parade shooting. More arrests may be made as the investigation progresses.

according to Mays was found bleeding and suffering from gunshot wounds just north of West Pershing Road and Kessler Road, according to court documents. His shell casings were next to his person, along with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun. The gun contained his 15-round magazine and had six of his live rounds, including one chambered.

According to court documents, Mays told police, “He first pulled out a gun in the crowd of children, picked one person out of the group at random, and started firing. ”, he admitted. You,” and to him that meant, “I’m going to kill you.” ”

When asked why he had advanced on the group of men in the first place, Mays told police, “You idiot. I just pulled out a gun and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. I was just stupid. ”, he is said to have stated.

A female witness who was with Mays when the shooting began west of Union Station told police that a group of four men approached Lindell Mays and one of the men asked him what he was doing. “I asked them if they were watching because they didn’t know him,” he said. . ”

The witness, the woman’s boyfriend, told police that Mays and several other people were “arguing about why they were looking at each other.” He said it was clear that the men in the confrontation had firearms, but that “at no time did they touch the firearm or make any threatening comments to him, his girlfriend, or Mays.” ” he said.

A female witness said she begged Mays to leave when she discovered the firearm. After apparently trying to defuse her nerves, she allegedly turned her back on Lindell and the other men, at which point she heard gunshots.

Jacob Gooch Sr., a man who was shot at a parade along with his family,
Said Last week, “CBS Mornings” reported that before the shooting, a girl was heard pleading with the alleged gunman, “Stop it. Not here. This is ridiculous.”

Gooch said her daughter saw the alleged gunman run away from the woman and then “start firing and walking in a circle.”

Court documents suggest that surveillance footage showed Mays played a leading role in escalating the situation.

“Lindell Mays began approaching each individual in an aggressive manner, at which time Witness 9 attempted to put his hands on Lindell Mays to prevent him from proceeding any further,” court documents state. “Witness 9 and Lindell Mays appear to be continuing to argue with individuals within the group.”

Mayes is said to have “angrily” yelled at the other men and pointed his finger at them before “getting behind them and pulling them over.”[ed] Take out a gun with your right hand and point it[ed] “It was intended for one of them,” but apparently no one had produced a firearm yet.

Mays allegedly chased an unarmed person with a gun drawn, causing the other men to pull out their guns and begin firing. During the melee, Mays appeared to be shot in the side of his head.

Mays may have started the shooting, but court documents say the bullet that killed Lisa Lopez-Galvan was fired from a Taurus G3 9mm, and that “Miller was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.” He admitted firing the shots.” Mays was initially tackled by a witness and taken into custody, according to court documents.

Blaze News previously reported that two heroic fathers attending the parade cornered one of the suspected gunmen and held him until police arrived.

Maze and Miller respectively
face accusation Charges of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. Both are being held on $1 million bonds.

López Galván family
Said “The effort and dedicated time spent to quickly investigate this senseless act of violence is highly commendable. This joint team effort has led to the identification of the suspects involved,” the statement said Tuesday. Our family and the entire community are relieved to know that this has been connected.” . ”

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