Crime

Drug-fueled shooting leads to murder charges against KC man

Prince T. Conrad was charged with one count of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death Monday of 45-year-old Willie Reaws III.
Prince T. Conrad was charged with one count of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death Monday of 45-year-old Willie Reaws III.

A 30-year-old Kansas City man is accused of shooting an associate in the head and killing him during a drug-fueled altercation Monday in Kansas City.

Prince T. Conrad was charged with one count of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 45-year-old Willie Reaws III.

Reaws was found dead Monday afternoon inside a home in the 10400 block of East 39th Terrace by Fire Department personnel responding to an ambulance call.

According to court records, Conrad shot Reaws after the men allegedly snorted methamphetamine in a basement of a home on East. 39th Terrace.

Conrad told police he thought Reaws was a demon, so he took a handgun out of Reaws’ pocket and attempted to shoot him, but missed and shot himself in the leg.

After he shot himself, Conrad told police Reaws helped him upstairs and wrapped a towel around his gunshot wound before Reaws helped him back to the basement.

According to court records, Reaws allegedly told Conrad to “shoot me in the head.”

Conrad then shot Reaws once in the head with the handgun, court records state. He then left the home and walked up the street where he was stopped by police and taken to the hospital.

Conrad’s bond was set at $150,000 cash.

Ian Cummings: 816-234-4633, @Ian__Cummings

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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