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Charges filed in fatal Kansas City, Kansas, market shooting

July 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors in northeastern Kansas have charged a man suspected of killing two people inside a Kansas City, Kansas, market earlier this week.

The Kansas City Star reports that 39-year-old Jermelle Andre-Lamont Byers has been charged with first-degree and second-degree murder and other counts. Those charges were filed Friday.

The shooting Wednesday at the Edwards Original Corner Market & Deli killed market owner, 62-year-old Dennis Edwards, and fatally injured 42-year-old Lachell Day, who died Thursday. Officers who arrived on the scene of the shooting say the suspect, later identified as Byers, pointed a handgun at them. Officers fired at the man and sought cover. He was taken into custody after a two-hour standoff.

Police say the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance between Byers and Day.

Byers is being held in the Wyandotte County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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