A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in a methamphetamine trafficking case that involved another person being fatally shot by police.
Michael J. Wilkins pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Wilkins, 27, was under police surveillance in June 2016 when he was followed to a house in the 3000 block of Bellefontaine Avenue.
There, officers saw Wilkins leave the house and place a box and a back pack into his car. He saw officers approaching him and took off running before he was chased down and arrested.
Police found nearly five kilograms of methamphetamine and more than $12,000 inside the items Wilkins had placed into the car.
When officers went to serve a search warrant at the house on Bellefontaine, someone inside fired shots at them.
That led to a stand-off that lasted several hours and ended when Luis Carlos Garcia-Aguilar ran from the house with a rifle allegedly aimed at officers and was fatally shot.
As a condition of his plea agreement Tuesday, attorneys will recommend a 25-year prison term for Wilkins. A sentencing date has not been set.
Wilkins had a brother who was also killed in a police shooting.
Tyler Wilkins was 16 when he was fatally shot in 2013 in Old Northeast area of Kansas City.