JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting in March that killed two others.
According to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, 20-year-old Earl L. Dunn III and 24-year-old Vontez G. Howard has been charged with first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and two counts of first-degree robbery. , and four counts of armed criminal action.
According to court records, KCPD officers went to the Norton and Anderson Avenue areas after receiving information about the shooting on March 1.
Ultimately, shooting victims Kyle Gerhart and Christopher Lunsford-Barrett were found at the scene inside a car that had crashed and caught fire.
Detectives analyzed videos, phones, DNA and ballistics. They were then able to establish a connection between Dunn, Howard, Gerhart and Lunsford-Barrett at the time of the fatal shooting.
Surveillance video showed Dunn and Howard chasing the victims until they crashed into the car.
Prosecutors have requested a $500,000 cash bond.
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