Second person charged in Independence homicide

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A second person has been arrested and charged in the murder of an Independence man.

Prosecutors have charged Charles T. Car III, 23, with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Erik S. Schwartz.

On Friday, prosecutors charged 19-year-old Chad D. Terry in Schwartz's death.

Police found Schwartz in the 400 block of N. Grand in Independence on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to his head. He later died at an area hospital.

According to court documents, robbery was the motive behind the shooting.

Mr. Carr and Mr. Terry will both be arraigned on Monday at the Jackson County Court building in Independence.

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