Kansas City man pleads guilty to firearm charges, related to fatal crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence man accepted a plea agreement Tuesday for his role in a crash that killed Kansas City Crime Scene Investigator Michael Chou. 

Larneal Davis, 29, pleaded guilty to the possession of two firearms by a felon. Police found two pistols inside Davis’ car after he tried to run from the scene of the accident.

He’ll remain behind bars and could face the maximum punishment of 10 years in prison for the federal firearms charges.

"His remorse in taking the plea is part of showing his responsibility for the act,” Defense Attorney Sean Pickett said.

Pickett said his client faces more charges next month in Jackson County, including involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors said Davis was speeding and possibly driving drunk when the deadly crash happened.

When Davis was treated later at an area hospital, he reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .083.

Pickett said, "There's many legal issues we're running through on those cases as far as the intoxication level, whether he was intoxicated or not."

Dozens of officers showed their support for a fallen brother.

From patrol officers to crime lab technicians, KCPD was out in force Tuesday, and not on the streets but in court. They hugged Chou’s family. They were at the courthouse to show that he has not been forgotten.

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