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Alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter Lyndell Mays told cops he was 'just being stupid': court docs

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Feb 21, 2024, 5:07:27 AMFeb 21
One of the alleged shooters who opened fire at the Kansas City Chiefs
victory parade told investigators he was “just being stupid” when he
“advanced” on another group of individuals he had been arguing with before
the deadly melee.

Court documents obtained Tuesday provided more details on how a Super Bowl
celebration quickly devolved into chaos and an exchange of gunfire that
led to murder charges against Dominic Miller, 18, and 23-year-old Lyndell

Both men, armed with guns, got into an argument before the shooting
unfolded among thousands of revelers, prosecutors alleged Tuesday. A
female friend of Mays told police the opposing group of several
individuals wanted to know why Mays was looking at them, court papers

Mays, who was at the parade with two friends, started jawing with the
group, according to a probable cause statement obtained by The Post. Mays
was seen on surveillance footage approaching the group in an “aggressive”
manner and later pointing his finger at them, the court docs said.

When Mays pulled his gun, he started to chase an unknown individual who
appeared unarmed and shot at him, resulting in others drawing their guns,
according to the legal papers.

Mays allegedly admitted to police that he pulled his gun first and began
shooting first — even though he was in a crowded area that had throngs of
kids, the court docs said. He allegedly said he pulled a gun because he
believed the female friend in his group was going to be shot.

“May 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

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.

When police reminded May he was firing at someone who was running away
from him, he replied, “I know,” the docs alleged.

After Mays flashed his weapon, several others “almost immediately”
brandished their weapons, including Miller, whose gun fired the bullet
that killed 43-year-old mom of two Lisa Lopez Gavlan, prosecutors said.

Another 22 people, including 12 children, were wounded during the
shooting, including Mays, who was interviewed by police in his hospital

The newly announced charges come days after two juveniles were hit with
gun and resisting arrest charges.
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