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Alleged accomplice charged with murder in home invasion

Prosecutors charged a 20-year-old Kansas City man on Monday with second-degree murder in the death of an alleged accomplice during a home invasion robbery.

Jackson County prosecutors also charged Dominique D. Richardson with first-degree burglary in the April 9 incident the ended in the death of 17-year-old Trevor Garms.

Prosecutors allege that Garms and Richardson went to a house in the 5800 block of Garfield Avenue with the intention of stealing a video game console and big-screen television. A woman who lives at the house later told police that when she answered a knock at the door, Garms pointed a gun at her while the other man went to the back of the home to look for the items.

When Garms turned away to say something to his accomplice, the woman grabbed a handgun from an open closet. Fearing she was going to be shot, the woman shot Garms while begging him to leave, according to court documents.

He stumbled back, but when he started toward her, the woman shot him again, according to the documents.

He dropped his weapon. When he picked it up, the woman shot him a third time. He staggered out of the house and collapsed outside, according to the court documents.

When the other man saw what was happening, he ran from the scene. The gun left at the scene by the assailants was a BB gun replica of a semiautomatic handgun, according to the documents.

Prosecutors charged Richardson with murder because Garms was killed during the commission of the felony crime of burglary.

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