2 charged after KCK man found shot to death in home

Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 16:36:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two people from Kansas City, Kansas, are facing charges in a fatal shooting that happened last week.

Lolester Mitchell, 43, of Kansas City, Kansas, was found dead inside a home on Tuesday. Authorities said Monday that 22-year-old Cooper Allan Beck was charged with intentional murder in the second degree and other crimes. He is jailed on $250,000 bond.

Meanwhile, 38-year-old Billy Joe Blood is charged with conspiracy interference with a law enforcement officer, intimidation of a witness or victim, and other crimes. She is jailed on $50,000 bond.

A police spokeswoman said that officers were called to a home in the 2200 block of Silver Court around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mitchell was found dead inside the residence.

Police have not disclosed a motive in the killing.

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