Kansas City Double Take: Rifleman Pleads Guilty After Shooting Z-Trip Driver 26 Times

Missed this update from earlier in the week but it's worth checking out if only to witness the HORRIFIC & BRUTAL disregard for human life on local streets.

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"Derron D. Nevels, 20, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of robbery and one count of discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

"Nevels was picked up by a Z-Trip driver at 3715 Wabash Ave. on the evening of Dec. 4, 2018. The Z-Trip taxi in which the crime was committed is equipped with interior and exterior cameras. The cameras show Nevels getting into the rear passenger seat at approximately 8 p.m. The Z-Trip driver took him to 914 Benton Ave.

"When they arrived at the destination, they waited in the vehicle for somebody to bring out the fare. When a second suspect approached the vehicle, Nevels held a Smith and Wesson Military & Police .22-caliber rifle up to the victim’s head and demanded she give him everything. The victim attempted to explain that Nevels was being recorded, to which Nevels responded, “I don’t care; give me everything.” Nevels also appeared to be taking a photo or video with his cell phone, according to an affidavit filed in support of the federal criminal complaint.

"The victim turned toward the back seat and grabbed onto the rifle, and a struggle ensued. A second suspect hit the victim in the face, then reached around the driver’s seat and began striking the victim in the back and the back of the victim’s head. The victim released Nevels’ rifle and then Nevels leaned back in his seat, chambered a live round, and opened fire on the victim from close range. Nevels fired approximately 26 times into the victim before he and his accomplice ran from the scene.

"About 10 minutes later, Nevels and another suspect returned to the victim’s vehicle to retrieve a cell phone Nevels had left behind when he fled from the scene of the earlier robbery and assault. Nevels can be heard on the Z-Trip vehicle’s video asking the victim if she is okay.  The victim indicates she has been shot. Nevels asked the victim if she had called the police, and she informed him that she had called the police. He got into the rear driver’s side of the taxi and picked up the cell phone, then left the scene.

"When police officers arrived, the victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. According to court documents, she continues to suffer from her serious and debilitating injuries inflicted by Nevels.

"Investigators used cell phone and Facebook data to identify Nevels and the distinctive rifle he used in the robbery. On December 10, 2018, Nevels was seen getting onto a bus near Prospect Avenue and Swope Parkway with two other men. Nevels was arrested when he got off the bus at 11th Street and Grand Avenue. Nevels was carrying a loaded rifle hidden in his waistband with the barrel going down his right pant leg. The rifle was later positively identified as the weapon used to shoot the Z-Trip driver during the robbery. Two other individuals were taken into custody but are not charged in the federal complaint."

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KC man pleads guilty to shooting Z-Trip driver 26 times during 2018 robbery

A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to the armed robbery of a female Z-Trip driver whom he shot approximately 26 times with a rifle from the back seat in 2018. Derron D. Nevels, 20, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F.