Two men charged with murder over shooting at Super Bowl victory celebrations

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Two men have been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting following the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade.

A woman was killed and 22 other people were injured in the 14 February shooting, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays have been charged with second-degree murder and other gun-related counts.

The charges come after two juveniles were arrested last week on gun-related and resisting arrest charges.

Prosecutors said the charges against the two men are in addition to the arrest of the juveniles, and that more charges are possible.

Police have said a dispute among several people led to the shooting.

Feb 14, 2024; Kansas City, MO, USA; Fans leave the area after shots were fired after the celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LVIII. Mandatory Credit: David Rainey-USA TODAY Sports
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Fans leave the area following the shooting. Pic: David Rainey-USA TODAY Sports, via Reuters

In a statement announcing the charges, a spokesperson for Jackson County’s Prosecutor’s Office said: “According to court records, the defendants attended a Super Bowl parade and rally on 14 February and were armed with firearms.

“A verbal altercation occurred and gunfire broke out with no regard for thousands of other individuals in the area.”

At a press conference, a spokesperson said the police’s investigation showed the violence began when Mays became involved in a verbal argument with another person – who was a stranger to him.

The spokesperson told reporters their row “very quickly escalated,” with Mays pulling out a pistol, followed by others in the vicinity “almost immediately” drawing their weapons.

Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as their bus arrives at the victory rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. The Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
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The shooting unfolded following a parade for the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win. Pic: AP

While both Mays and Miller are charged with murder, Baker said the evidence shows it was gunfire from Miller’s weapon that struck and killed Elizabeth Lopez-Galvan – a 43-year-old radio presenter.

Twenty-two other people, including at least nine children, were wounded, authorities said.

The shooting unfolded following a parade and rally near the city’s landmark Union Station, where many thousands of fans had gathered as the Kansas City Chiefs were celebrating their Super Bowl triumph over the San Francisco 49ers.

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