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2 charged in deadly shooting during attempted drug robbery

January 9, 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been charged in a deadly shooting outside an Independence apartment complex during an attempt to rip off a drug dealer.

Twenty-four-year-old Valincia Alexander, of Independence, and 25-year-old David Racy III, of Kansas City, were charged Monday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Alexander’s boyfriend, Steven Ragsdale Jr. Bond is set at $200,000 each. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.

Court records say Alexander told police the shooting happened Dec. 30 after she went on Facebook to set up a drug deal. She said she gave Racy a fake $100 bill, grabbed the marijuana and ran behind a building where Ragsdale was waiting. Police say that at some point, shots were fired and Ragdale was hit.

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