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Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting Tragedy

In a shocking and tragic turn of events, Dominic Miller, 18, and Lyndell Mays, 23, have been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the deadly shooting that unfolded during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally on Valentine’s Day. The incident, which occurred outside Union Station, left one person dead, identified as 43-year-old Lisa Lopez-Galvan, and 22 others injured.

The announcement of the charges came from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Tuesday, shedding light on the sequence of events that led to the fatal altercation. Both Miller and Mays are facing four felony charges each, including one count of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Eyewitness accounts and court documents reveal that the confrontation began near the intersection of West Persing Road and Kessler Road. A verbal altercation ensued between Lyndell Mays and a group of four males, escalating quickly. Surveillance footage captured Mays aggressively approaching the group, pointing his finger angrily, and ultimately pulling out a firearm.

Despite initial hesitation due to the presence of children in the crowd, Mays admitted to firing the gun, describing his actions as “stupid.” Dominic Miller, who is believed to have had no prior connection with Mays, was also armed during the altercation. Miller’s weapon fired the fatal shot that took the life of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother and local radio personality.

Both Miller and Mays have been hospitalized since the shooting, with bonds set at $1 million each. The court initially sealed Mays’ charges, but they were unsealed on Tuesday. The prosecutor’s office expressed confidence in holding the shooters accountable for their actions.

The tragic incident has left the Kansas City community in shock, and the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan released a statement expressing gratitude for the efforts of the prosecutor’s office and law enforcement in swiftly investigating the senseless act of violence. While acknowledging that justice cannot bring back their beloved Lisa, the family found comfort in the joint team effort to identify the suspects involved.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas emphasized the commitment to holding every shooter accountable for their actions, reinforcing a message of zero tolerance for lawlessness. The Kansas City Police Department, led by Chief Stacey Graves, expressed full confidence in the prosecutor’s office to address the reckless actions of Miller and Mays.

The investigation is ongoing, with the possibility of further charges against additional individuals involved in the shooting. Two unidentified juveniles have already been charged with gun possession and resisting arrest. The family court division has indicated that additional charges could be filed in connection to the incident.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the Kansas City community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the tragic shooting during what was meant to be a joyful celebration. The charges against Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays mark a crucial step towards accountability, but the pursuit of justice is far from over, as investigators work tirelessly to bring all responsible parties to justice.