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2 men charged in botched robbery that ended in fatal shooting

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Posted at 10:25 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 23:25:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An accomplice of a Lee's Summit teen shot to death in a drug deal took two packets of marijuana from the dead teen's hand at the crime scene.

Police found 17-year-old SirJohn Harris dead Monday morning near a trash dumpster at a 7-11 store at 12333 East U.S. 40 Highway in Independence.

Sean and Korey Matlock, both of Kansas City, Missouri, are each charged in Jackson County Court with second degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and attempted robbery.

Harris spoke with a woman on a phone to set up a deal to buy marijuana, according to a court document.

The decision was made by Harris and Sean and Korey Matlock to rob the dealer of seven packets of marijuana, the document states.

Korey Matlock said, "We gonna L this dude for seven packages and everything in his pockets."

The "L" refers to doing a lick or lash, meaning a robbery.

A picture of a $100 bill was sent to prove they had money, the document states.

Police found out from a friend of the Matlocks that their preferred method of acquiring marijuana was to steal it, according to the court document.

Harris asked to borrow a handgun before leaving for the convenience store.

The plan was for Harris to give a look to Sean Matlock that the dealer had the marijuana and the robbery could begin.

Matlock pointed a handgun at the alleged dealer and the dealer whipped out his own handgun, documents state.

The gunfire killed Harris and wounded Sean Matlock, who escaped with Korey Matlock and another man, the court document states.

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