Suspect in fatal Super Bowl parade shooting says he was 'just being stupid'

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By James Kay

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A suspect in the Super Bowl parade shooting has reportedly told investigators that he was "just being stupid" when the fatal incident occurred.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves detailed that the shooting unfolded at Union Station around 3:30PM on Wednesday, February 14.

Despite the presence of over 800 police officers, three assailants managed to cause significant devastation, resulting in the loss of one life and 22 others sustaining injuries.

Two of the three suspects who were taken into custody are juveniles, currently undergoing questioning regarding their alleged involvement in the shooting, according to Sky News.

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

According to court records obtained by the New York Post, Dominic Miller, 18, and Lyndell Mays, 23, now face murder charges in connection with the incident.

Prosecutors allege that both armed with guns, Miller and Mays engaged in an argument with another group of individuals amid the festive atmosphere.

A female friend of Mays told authorities that the confrontation escalated when the opposing group questioned Mays' gaze toward them.

Surveillance footage reportedly captured Mays approaching the group aggressively, later pointing his finger at them before escalating the situation further, court papers stated.

As tensions soared, Mays allegedly pulled out his gun and began chasing an unarmed individual, prompting others to draw their weapons, and initiating an exchange of gunfire amidst the crowd, the legal documents revealed.

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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

Mays reportedly confessed to police that he fired his weapon first, even in a densely packed area with numerous children present, fearing for the safety of his female companion.

In the court documents, Mays is quoted as saying: "'I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,'" explaining his actions as impulsive and regrettable.

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

Despite authorities' reminders that he was shooting at a fleeing individual, Mays allegedly acknowledged his actions with a simple: "I know."

In the aftermath of the incident, Chiefs star player Travis Kelce shared his sorrow in a heartfelt message, saying: "I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected."

The Kansas City Chiefs organization also released a statement condemning the "senseless act of violence" and extending condolences to the victims and their families.

They reassured the safety of their players, staff, and families while expressing gratitude to law enforcement and first responders for their swift response.

Our thoughts remain with those affected by the incident.

Featured image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty

Suspect in fatal Super Bowl parade shooting says he was 'just being stupid'

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By James Kay

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A suspect in the Super Bowl parade shooting has reportedly told investigators that he was "just being stupid" when the fatal incident occurred.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves detailed that the shooting unfolded at Union Station around 3:30PM on Wednesday, February 14.

Despite the presence of over 800 police officers, three assailants managed to cause significant devastation, resulting in the loss of one life and 22 others sustaining injuries.

Two of the three suspects who were taken into custody are juveniles, currently undergoing questioning regarding their alleged involvement in the shooting, according to Sky News.

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

According to court records obtained by the New York Post, Dominic Miller, 18, and Lyndell Mays, 23, now face murder charges in connection with the incident.

Prosecutors allege that both armed with guns, Miller and Mays engaged in an argument with another group of individuals amid the festive atmosphere.

A female friend of Mays told authorities that the confrontation escalated when the opposing group questioned Mays' gaze toward them.

Surveillance footage reportedly captured Mays approaching the group aggressively, later pointing his finger at them before escalating the situation further, court papers stated.

As tensions soared, Mays allegedly pulled out his gun and began chasing an unarmed individual, prompting others to draw their weapons, and initiating an exchange of gunfire amidst the crowd, the legal documents revealed.

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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

Mays reportedly confessed to police that he fired his weapon first, even in a densely packed area with numerous children present, fearing for the safety of his female companion.

In the court documents, Mays is quoted as saying: "'I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,'" explaining his actions as impulsive and regrettable.

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

Despite authorities' reminders that he was shooting at a fleeing individual, Mays allegedly acknowledged his actions with a simple: "I know."

In the aftermath of the incident, Chiefs star player Travis Kelce shared his sorrow in a heartfelt message, saying: "I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected."

The Kansas City Chiefs organization also released a statement condemning the "senseless act of violence" and extending condolences to the victims and their families.

They reassured the safety of their players, staff, and families while expressing gratitude to law enforcement and first responders for their swift response.

Our thoughts remain with those affected by the incident.

Featured image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty