Family of Kansas City shooting suspect set up fundraiser to help with his medical bills

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By James Kay

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The family of a suspect in the Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting has set up a fundraiser to help him during this "tragic time".

As reported, the shooting unfolded at Union Station around 3:30PM on Wednesday, February 14, and sadly claimed the life of 43-year-old Lisa Lopez-Galvan.

Court records, as reported by the New York Post, reveal that Dominic Miller, 18, and Lyndell Mays, 23, are now facing murder charges in connection with the tragic event.

Prosecutors claim that armed with guns, Miller and Mays engaged in a heated altercation with another group amid the celebratory atmosphere.

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Lyndell Mays, one of the alleged shooters who opened fire at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade. Credit: Jackson County Detention Center

A female acquaintance of Mays recounted to authorities that the confrontation escalated when the opposing group questioned Mays' intentions toward them.

Surveillance footage allegedly captured Mays aggressively approaching the group, gesturing towards them before tensions escalated further, court documents indicated.

As the situation escalated, Mays purportedly brandished his firearm and chased an unarmed individual, prompting others to draw their weapons, leading to a hail of gunfire amidst the crowd, according to legal filings.

Teneal Burnside launched the online fundraiser for her son, Mays, who is depicted in the campaign lying in a hospital bed, recuperating from nine bullet wounds sustained during the shootout.

"He is in the ICU fighting for a recovery from several surgeries from going to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration with his older sister," read the now-deleted fundraiser, cited by the New York Post.

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The shooting sadly claimed the life of 43-year-old Lisa Lopez-Galvan. Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty

The page also stated: "Getting shot multiple times at a time that was [meant] to bring so much joy to so many has [brought] pain and sadness to all that was attending."

Before Mays was charged on Tuesday with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon, the fundraiser had reportedly garnered $100 for his medical expenses.

In a chilling quote from the court documents, Mays is cited as saying: "'I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,'" describing his actions as impulsive and regrettable.

When pressed by investigators about his decision to pursue the group, Mays allegedly conceded: "Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid."

Despite being reminded by authorities that he was shooting at a fleeing individual, Mays reportedly responded with a simple: "I know."

Our thoughts remain with those affected by the incident.

Featured image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty

Family of Kansas City shooting suspect set up fundraiser to help with his medical bills

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By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

The family of a suspect in the Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting has set up a fundraiser to help him during this "tragic time".

As reported, the shooting unfolded at Union Station around 3:30PM on Wednesday, February 14, and sadly claimed the life of 43-year-old Lisa Lopez-Galvan.

Court records, as reported by the New York Post, reveal that Dominic Miller, 18, and Lyndell Mays, 23, are now facing murder charges in connection with the tragic event.

Prosecutors claim that armed with guns, Miller and Mays engaged in a heated altercation with another group amid the celebratory atmosphere.

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Lyndell Mays, one of the alleged shooters who opened fire at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade. Credit: Jackson County Detention Center

A female acquaintance of Mays recounted to authorities that the confrontation escalated when the opposing group questioned Mays' intentions toward them.

Surveillance footage allegedly captured Mays aggressively approaching the group, gesturing towards them before tensions escalated further, court documents indicated.

As the situation escalated, Mays purportedly brandished his firearm and chased an unarmed individual, prompting others to draw their weapons, leading to a hail of gunfire amidst the crowd, according to legal filings.

Teneal Burnside launched the online fundraiser for her son, Mays, who is depicted in the campaign lying in a hospital bed, recuperating from nine bullet wounds sustained during the shootout.

"He is in the ICU fighting for a recovery from several surgeries from going to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration with his older sister," read the now-deleted fundraiser, cited by the New York Post.

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The shooting sadly claimed the life of 43-year-old Lisa Lopez-Galvan. Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty

The page also stated: "Getting shot multiple times at a time that was [meant] to bring so much joy to so many has [brought] pain and sadness to all that was attending."

Before Mays was charged on Tuesday with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon, the fundraiser had reportedly garnered $100 for his medical expenses.

In a chilling quote from the court documents, Mays is cited as saying: "'I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,'" describing his actions as impulsive and regrettable.

When pressed by investigators about his decision to pursue the group, Mays allegedly conceded: "Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid."

Despite being reminded by authorities that he was shooting at a fleeing individual, Mays reportedly responded with a simple: "I know."

Our thoughts remain with those affected by the incident.

Featured image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty