Suspects In KC Parade Shooting Were Found Next To 9mm Handguns, One Of Which Was Stolen: Court Docs
Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting where at least one person was killed and more than 20 others were injured after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, in Kansas City.
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The two adult suspects in the Kansas City parade shooting last week were both found next to 9mm handguns that were recovered by police at the scene, according to charging documents released Wednesday.

Two black men, a 23-year-old and an 18-year-old who will not be named per Daily Wire policy, were charged with second-degree murder in the shooting at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade that killed one person and injured over 20 others. Following the shooting, detectives found a Glock 9mm handgun next to the 23-year-old suspect who was lying on the ground injured from gunshot wounds, according to the documents, which added that a computer check of the firearm revealed it had been stolen.

“Detectives observed multiple 9mm and .40 caliber spent shell casings just north of the West Pershing Road & Kessler Road intersection. A Glock 9mm handgun [redacted] was observed on the ground, in apparent blood, where [23-year-old suspect] fell on the ground after being shot,” the charging documents stated. “The magazine contained six (6) live 9mm rounds in a 15-round capacity magazine. There was a live round in the chamber. A computer check revealed the firearm to be stolen out of Kansas City, Missouri.” 

The 18-year-old suspect was tackled to the ground by a parade-goer who found a Taurus G3 9mm handgun on the ground next to him, the documents stated. 

After conducting an autopsy on 43-year-old mother Lisa Lopez-Galvan and a ballistic comparison, officials determined that the bullet that killed her was fired from the Taurus G3 9mm. The younger suspect admitted that he possessed and fired the Taurus G3, according to the documents. 

The 23-year-old suspect is accused of starting an argument with a group of people during the parade last week before he allegedly pulled out a gun and began firing. He later told investigators he was “just being stupid,” court documents stated.

“Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting,” he said, according to the documents. “I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid.”

The 18-year-old suspect allegedly admitted to detectives that he fired up to five shots after witnessing another person begin shooting. The court documents state that “After hearing gunshots, he observed a black male with dreads armed with a black handgun shooting at him. [The 18-year-old suspect] stated he returned fire with his own firearm. [He] estimated he fired 4-5 shots and was uncertain if he struck the individual he was shooting at.”
The 18-year-old suspect was reportedly shot in the lower back before he ran away and was ultimately tackled to the ground by the parade goer and detained by police. Both adult suspects are being held on $1 million bond. Two juveniles also face gun-related and resisting arrest charges in the shooting. 
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said on Tuesday that others who were involved in the shooting would be held accountable.

“We seek to hold every shooter accountable for their actions on that day. Every single one,” the prosecutor said. “So while we’re not there yet on every single individual, we’re going to get there.”

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