Jackson County authorities have charged a 27-year-old man in a shooting death during a robbery Sunday at 10th Street and Spruce Avenue.
Travis M. Still of Kansas City is charged with second-degree murder, four counts of attempted robbery and five counts of armed criminal action in the slaying of Juan Zubia, 55.
According to court records, Still walked up to Zubia and five other people sitting in a circle, brandished a handgun and yelled in Spanish, “Dame dinero,” which in English is “Give me the money.”
When the victims did not react fast enough, Still allegedly fired a gunshot into the ground.
The victims reportedly gave Still their money, including one of them who gave him 40 Mexican pesos. Still allegedly fired another gunshot into the ground and put the gun to the head of one of the people who had not given him any money.
Still reportedly screamed, “Give me the money,” and struck another victim in the head with the handgun.
A third person knocked the weapon to the ground. Still allegedly jumped on the handgun and while on the ground fired several shots. Zubia was struck twice in the abdomen.
The other victims reportedly jumped on Still and took away the handgun. One of them dialed 911, and they held Still until police arrived.
Zubia, Still and another person were taken to Truman Medical Center.
Zubia died the following day.
Still is being held on $300,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 10.