Moments before he was gunned down, the victim outside a Kansas City convenience store argued and shoved his alleged assailant, shouting, “Shoot me!” according to charges filed Wednesday.
Kameron L. Gines, 23, of Kansas City, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
According to court documents:
The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was shot three times at close range after he had become involved in an altercation with Gines and two other people who had stopped at the Good Trip convenience store at 27th Street and Indiana Avenue Monday afternoon.
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Gines, another man and Gines’ sister had arrived at the store in two Jeep Cherokees to fill them with gas, court records showed. The victim was inside the store when Gines and his two companions went inside.
Gines’ sister, who made a statement to police, told investigators that the victim was looking at her and made her feel uncomfortable. When they returned to the parking lot, the sister said, the victim approached her brother and began yelling at him. The companion who was with Gines and his sister joined Gines in confronting the victim. She said the victim began fighting with the companion.
Gines then pulled out a handgun from his waistband and yelled back into the store for someone to come and stop the victim because he didn’t want to shoot him, his sister told police.
She said the victim approached her brother, shouting at him to “shoot me!” Then he shoved Gines from behind and Gines turned and shot the victim three times. Gines then drove away in one of the Jeep Cherokees.
The companion who was with Gines and his sister also provided a statement to police, saying the victim would not leave them alone.
Police had sent out a request Monday night with a picture from the store’s surveillance video asking for the public’s help in finding what was then described as a person of interest. Police confirmed that investigators believe the person in the video was Gines.