Prosecutors charge man in fatal KCK market shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors in northeastern Kansas have charged a man suspected of killing two people inside a Kansas City, Kansas, market earlier this week.

The Kansas City Star reports that 39-year-old Jermelle Andre-Lamont Byers has been charged with first-degree and second-degree murder and other counts. Those charges were filed Friday.

The shooting Wednesday at the Edwards Original Corner Market & Deli killed market owner, 62-year-old Dennis Edwards, and fatally injured 42-year-old Lachell Day, who died Thursday. Officers who arrived on the scene of the shooting say the suspect, later identified as Byers, pointed a handgun at them. Officers fired at the man and sought cover. He was taken into custody after a two-hour standoff.

Police say the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance between Byers and Day.

Byers is being held in the Wyandotte County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

Kansas man dies

in Wyoming

highway wreck

RAWLINS, Wyo. — Authorities say a Kansas man has been killed after his pickup truck rolled over in a construction zone on a Wyoming interstate.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol identified the victim as 38-year-old Christopher Otto of Mound City, Kansas.

The patrol said in a press release that Otto’s Ford F-150 was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins Thursday night when it exited the highway at a construction zone crossover and overturned.

Otto was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

Fatigue, speed and inattention were being investigated as possible factors in the crash.

No other vehicles were involved.

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