As RedState previously reported, there was a horrible shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade in the Union Station area on February 14.
The shooting left one woman dead and at least 22 others were wounded, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Two men face murder and other felony charges in connection with gunfire outside of Union Station last Wednesday. Dominic M. Miller, 18, of Kansas City, and 22-year-old Lyndell Mays of Raytown each face second-degree murder charges, two counts of armed criminal action and the unlawful use of a weapon.
They are each being held on $1 million bail.
12 children were among those wounded.
There were also two juveniles who were arrested on gun charges but their names have not been revealed because they have not been charged as adults and they’re still in the juvenile system.
“Mays confirmed that he drew his gun first … and started shooting, all because they said, ‘I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,’” the docs stated.
“Mays stated the other individuals started shooting only after [he] shot first.”
When investigators asked why he “advanced with them to begin with,” the alleged gunman replied, “Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid,” the docs stated.
I’d say “just being stupid” is probably the understatement of all time with these actions.
But our sister site Townhall picked up on something truly bizarre in the case about why the booking photos of the two adult accused shooters had not been published by the Kansas City Star news outlet.
Here’s their editor’s note, trying to respond to the question of why they didn’t publish the pictures before.
The Star is for the first time publishing a booking photo for Lyndell Mays, who was taken to the Jackson County Detention Center Tuesday night after being treated at a hospital. The Star had held off until Wednesday to understand why a booking photo of Dominic M. Miller was not available. The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday morning that Miller is still at the hospital and had not yet been photographed. In addition, we took the time to carefully consider whether to use booking mugs in the absence of other images of the adult suspects; The Star policy is to use booking mugs only in the highest profile of crimes.
What the heck, that sounds a bit like a Kamala Harris word salad.
Seriously? You don’t run the one without the other? And then they claim that they only run mugshots for the “highest profile crimes.” Why? What’s the point of not running public information on regular crimes? What is not running it serving?
Then how is the Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting with so many injured and one woman killed not the “highest profile of crimes” when it’s a top story all over the country? Did the mugshots not serve whatever reporting they wanted to do on the story? But now they clearly must have been getting inundated with questions, given the Editor’s Note.
Somehow I’m thinking that note isn’t going to answer those questions.