KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who claims a tattoo under his right eye represents body counts was charged Friday with killing a man in Kansas City.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Jonathan Lowrey, 25, of Blue Springs, Mo., with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with a motor vehicle.
Lowrey is accused in the March 28 shooting death of 30-year-old Joseph Corum at a house at 2431 Lister Ave.
Witnesses told police they heard two men arguing outside the house about 2:30 a.m.
Lowrey allegedly went to a van, got a long gun and shot Corum.
Police found Corum dead on the floor inside his house.
Lowrey drove from the scene in a stolen minivan, later found by police a few blocks away.
A person who knows Lowrey told police he had a tattoo under his eye with tally marks that Lowrey said stated was a body count, according to a court document.
Police arrested Lowrey Thursday, but he refused to talk to detectives.
One detective noted six "tally marks'' under Lowrey's right eye.