Jackson County prosecutors accused a Kansas City teenager in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man that happened June 11 in the 4200 block of Monroe Avenue.
Demetrius Woods of Kansas City was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the slaying of Michael Holmes. Officers responding to a shooting call found Holmes, who identified the person who shot him as “Lil Meechie,” according to court records.
Holmes also said the shooter wore a white hooded jacket and ran away afterward. The victim did not know Lil Meechie’s last name. Holmes was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.
Crime investigators recovered silver and brass colored shelling casings. Both were stamped “WIN . 40 S&W.”
A witness said Holmes had received several text messages from someone who identified himself as “Drocc Jrocc Meechie,” who said he was looking for Holmes. The sender texted, “I’m on 41st and Monroe walking down the street come out (expletive) …”
Holmes told the witness that Woods was trying to get him to sell a firearm. Holmes told Woods several times that he did not want to sell him the weapon. Woods allegedly shot Holmes as the two argued in the residence.
Holmes allegedly told the witness, “Lil Meechie shot me.”
Investigators tracked a cellphone they found on Woods along with a .40 caliber weapon, the same type used to shoot Holmes.
After he was in juvenile custody, authorities intercepted a letter that Woods admitted that he wrote. In that letter, Woods admitted to killing the victim, according to court records.
Prosecutors requested a $250,000 bond.