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2 adults charged in deadly shooting at Kansas City Super Bowl celebration


Missouri prosecutors said Tuesday that two adults have been charged with murder in last week’s shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.

The new charges come after two juveniles were charged last week. The juveniles have been detained on gun-related and resisting arrest charges.

The adults are Lyndell Mays, 23, and Dominic M. Miller, 18, both of Kansas City, Missouri, according to Casenet. Jackson County prosecutors later said in a statement that Mays is from Raytown, Missouri, which is a Kansas City-area suburb. Both men are still recovering in Kansas City-area hospitals, according to an email from the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office. Mays was listed on the Jackson County jail roster on Tuesday afternoon.

Court documents say autopsy results indicated the bullet found in the woman killed that day -- radio DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan -- was fired from the gun Miller fired.

Each man is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Warrants were ordered and a $1 million cash bond was set for both.

Probable cause statements say both of the suspects were hit by bullets in the shootout between two groups. Miller had the gun that fired the shot that killed one person, the statement says.

Prosecutors say the men didn't know each other before the shooting.

According to one of the probable cause statements, Mays was found with a gunshot wound just north of West Pershing Road and Kessler Road. A gun and spent shell casings were found next to Mays, court documents say.

Miller was suffering from a gunshot wound in the center median of Pershing Road, just east of Kessler Road after a witness flagged down officers, court documents say.

A witness told law enforcement that he saw Miller running eastbound after gunshots rang out and Miller allegedly yelled, "I'm shot, I'm shot," court documents say. The man saw Miller carrying a gun while he was running, so he tackled him and took the gun away from Miller, court documents say. Miller was brought to University Hospital.

On Feb. 15, detective went to the University of Kansas Medical Center to interview someone who was being treated for a gunshot wound, the probable cause statement says. The witness allegedly told police that he was at the parade with Miller when the shooting occurred. He said Miller was "trailing behind him" before the shooting and didn't know where he went during or after the shooting because he ran off after getting shot, the statement says.

The witness claimed he didn't see anyone else with a gun other than the person who shot him.

Miller was being treated at Truman Medical Center. According to court documents, police reviewed video that indicated two groups of people looked at each other at the rally. An argument between the two groups occurred and one person allegedly pulled out a gun on one person and Miller pulled a gun on that individual, chased them and shot, court documents say. Another person then followed Miller and shot him.

Miller then allegedly tripped while he was still shooting, court documents say. There was a large crowd, including Lopez-Galvan.

Police interviewed Miller, who allegedly first said he and friends ran when they heard gunshots. After police told him that he was seen on video, Miller allegedly admitted to having a handgun and began shooting after hearing shots, the probable cause statement says. Miller allegedly said he fired four or five shots, but wasn't sure if he hit anyone.

In the probable cause statement filed for Mays' case, a woman who went with Mays to the parade claimed a group of four men approached Mays and asked what he was looking at because they didn't know him. Mays allegedly also told the woman he didn't know the men.

The woman told police that one of the men who walked up to Mays had a backpack with a gun hanging out of it and two of the men pulled out guns from their backpacks, the statement says. She allegedly tried to pull Mays away so they could leave, but as soon as she turned, gunshots rang out and she saw the group start shooting at Mays, the statement says.

The woman then clarified to police that the incident happened so fast that she only saw they men with their guns out but couldn't see who was shooting, the statement says. Mays then allegedly pulled out his own gun and started firing, the statement says. The woman ran away, looked back and say Mays fall to the ground the statement says.

The woman's boyfriend -- another witness -- was interviewed by police, who stated a group of men approached Mays and the woman and they started arguing about why they were staring at each other, according to the statement. One of the men had a backpack with a visible gun, but the witness stated that man never touched the gun, the statement says. He claimed none of the individuals in the group made threatening statements to him, his girlfriend or Mays.

Video reviewed by police allegedly showed Mays get into an argument with a group of men, who he approached, the statement says. Mays apparently got more aggressive and the woman tried to pull him away. Mays then pulled out a gun and started chasing one of the men, the statement says.

After the chase started, some of the men pulled out guns and started firing, court documents say. Mays was still chasing an unarmed man and started firing, court documents say. Mays was eventually hit by a bullet and fell to the ground and the woman ran up and punched Mays twice, the statement says.

Lopez-Galvan was seen laying on the ground, ahead of Mays, court documents say.

Mays was interviewed on Friday and allegedly gave a different version of events than what police saw on video, the statement says. Mays then allegedly told police that he pulled out his gun and started shooting first, the statement says.

Mays said he was pointing a gun at someone who was running away and he hesitated firing at first because there were children in the area, the statement says. He also claimed that all of those people could have been holding guns, so he "randomly picked one of the individuals to target because he was in fear of" the woman's life.

He allegedly told police he pulled out the gun and started shooting because a person in the group said, "I'm going to get you," which he understood as, "I'm going to kill you," the statement says.

Mays told police that he "maybe" shot his gun two times. When asked why he ran at them to begin with, he allegedly told police "“Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid.”

The probable cause statement also says a computer check revealed Mays' gun was stolen.

Officials said last week that two juveniles were charged.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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