Aiexpress – A 28-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man was convicted of the July 2022 fatal shooting of Marvin Yancey, a father of four.
On Friday, a Jackson County jury convicted Charles F. Miller Jr. of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and two counts of armed criminal action.
According to court filings, on July 16, 2022, just before 1 a.m., Kansas City police responded to reports of shootings at 83rd and Blue Ridge Boulevard. Their search yielded no results—until nearly 10 hours later, when police were summoned to the same location, about a block away, for an injury crash.
Officers discovered Yancey slumped over and shot him to death. His white Chevy Tahoe crashed into a tree in the yard.
Traffic cameras captured Yancey’s Tahoe and a silver automobile at the same crossroads only minutes before neighbors reported hearing gunfire, according to court filings.
Surveillance footage led investigators to an abandoned silver automobile. Inside, they discovered an AR-style gun, which authorities think Miller used to kill Yancey. Tests revealed that it was the identical firearm used in the shooting.
During the investigation, detectives had a conversation with a witness who claimed to have been in the car with Miller on the morning in question. According to court records, the witness disclosed that they had been consuming alcoholic beverages.
Miller’s sentencing is set for April 30th.