Alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter Lyndell Mays told cops he was ‘just being stupid’: court docs

Alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter Lyndell Mays told cops he was ‘just being stupid’: court docs

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One of the alleged shooters who opened fire at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade told investigators he was “just being stupid” when he “advanced” on another group of individuals he had been arguing with before the deadly melee.  

Court documents obtained Tuesday provided more details on how a Super Bowl celebration quickly devolved into chaos and an exchange of gunfire that led to murder charges against Dominic Miller, 18, and 23-year-old Lyndell Mays.

The shooting has led to murder charges against two men. AP

Both men, armed with guns, got into an argument before the shooting unfolded among thousands of revelers, prosecutors alleged Tuesday. A female friend of Mays told police the opposing group of several individuals wanted to know why Mays was looking at them, court papers said.

Mays, who was at the parade with two friends, started jawing with the group, according to a probable cause statement obtained by The Post. Mays was seen on surveillance footage approaching the group in an “aggressive” manner and later pointing his finger at them, the court docs said.

One woman was killed and dozens more were wounded. AP
One of the alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooters Lyndell Mays. Facebook/Lyndell Mays

When Mays pulled his gun, he started to chase an unknown individual who appeared unarmed and shot at him, resulting in others drawing their guns, according to the legal papers.

Mays allegedly admitted to police that he pulled his gun first and began shooting first — even though he was in a crowded area that had throngs of kids, the court docs said. He allegedly said he pulled a gun because he believed the female friend in his group was going to be shot.

“May confirmed that he drew his gun first … and started shooting, all because they said, ‘I’m going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m going to kill you,’” the docs stated.

“Mays stated the other individuals started shooting only after [he] shot first.”

When investigators asked why he “advanced with them to begin with,” the alleged gunman replied, “Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid,” the docs stated.

The court docs revealed more details about the shooting.

When police reminded May he was firing at someone who was running away from him, he replied, “I know,” the docs alleged.

After Mays flashed his weapon, several others “almost immediately” brandished their weapons, including Miller, whose gun fired the bullet that killed 43-year-old mom of two Lisa Lopez Gavlan, prosecutors said.

Another 24 people, including 12 children, were wounded during the shooting, including Mays, who was interviewed by police in his hospital bed.

The newly announced charges come days after two juveniles were hit with gun and resisting arrest charges.

David Propper

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