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Blue Springs locate 2 suspects in connection to murders at Wilbur Young Park

Blue Springs Police
Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 24, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-24 21:54:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Blue Springs police located two suspects in connection to an April 13 shooting that left two people dead at Wilbur Young Park.

Marquis Earl Lee Savannah, 18, is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in a deadly shooting of one man. He was taken into custody Wednesday.

A juvenile was also taken into custody.

Two men died in the incident and their names were redacted in Jackson County court documents.

The documents do not name the victim allegedly killed by Savannah.

Blue Springs police identified the two murder victims as 19-year-old LaDronal Hamilton Jr. and 20-year-old Karmello Matlock.

Police responded to the park located at 1100 SE Adams Dairy Parkway and found Hamilton Jr. and Matlock suffering from gun shot wounds.

The pair were transported to an area hospital and later died.

Savannah is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection to the incident.