KCMO man convicted for killing uncle in 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man has been found guilty of killing his uncle in a 2017 shooting. 

Tirrell A. Middleton, 37, was charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

Prosecutors say Middleton killed his uncle, Samuel Lloyd, on April 2, 2017 at 4400 block of Norwood Ave in Kansas City, Missouri. 

According to court records, Lloyd's body was found in the basement of a home he shared with Middleton and several others. Witnesses told investigators that Middleton had stated he intended to kill his uncle when he got a gun.

After being arrested, Middleton told police that he shot Lloyd in self-defense and that Lloyd fired at him first. 

He eventually led detectives to the murder weapon after initially lying about its location.

Middleton's sentencing hearing is set for March 12.

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