Wednesday, January 03, 2018
METH TOWN MALL DEADLY SHOOTER SUSPECT CAPTURED AND CHARGED!!!
Credit where it's due . . . Independence Police touted their 100% homicide clearance rate and keep their streak going into 2018.
KSHB: Suspect arrested, charged in deadly Independence Center shooting
Independence police said Tyler Gates, 18, from Independence, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He was taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday afternoon.
According to the probable cause statement, a witness told police he was in a vehicle with Gates and Matthew Haylock just before he was shot. He said he then saw Gates push the victim out of his car and then drive off . . .
The witness also told police that the gun used in the shooting belonged to him, according to the probable cause statement. He initially told investigators the gun belonged to the victim but changed his story in a second interview. He allegedly said he gave it to Gates for protection after his house was shot at.
Developing . . .