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KC man accused of drug-related killing

Jackson County prosecutors Thursday charged a Kansas City man with killing another man after meeting for a drug deal last month.

Leanthony D. Mullins, 20, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Tyrone L. Parish, 19.

Parish was shot March 26 and died three days later, after being removed from life support at a hospital.

Mullins also is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records, Parish and two other men met Mullins and another man at Grandview Municipal Court where they discussed making a deal for marijuana. After exchanging phone numbers they met up in the 1200 block of E. 82nd Terrace. Mullins got in the car with Parish and his friends, then pulled out a gun and starting firing toward them. A bullet hit Parish in the head. The other two men fled without being hit.

Detectives used video footage from the Grandview court to identify Mullins, according to the documents.

They also obtained cell phone records to show he was in the area about the time the shooting. When Mullins was taken into police custody on Wednesday, he had a gun in his possession, and crime lab technicians linked it with shell casings found at the shooting scene, the court documents allege.

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