Kansas City man charged with murder after fender bender

August 1, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas City man is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man after a minor traffic accident.

Prosecutors charged Trevyon Shepheard Tuesday in the death of 57-year-old Leonard Joyner III.

The Kansas City Star reports charging documents in the case indicate Shepheard and Joyner had a minor car crash on Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses said Joyner appeared to offer Shepheard cash after the accident. Instead of accepting the cash, police say Shepheard got a gun from his car and fired several shots at Joyner. Witnesses said Joyner was shot several times after he was on the ground.

Prosecutors also charged 18-year-old Rafeasia Kirkland with tampering with evidence. They allege she was in the car and drove Shepheard away from the scene.


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

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