KCMO man found guilty in 3-year-old's shooting death

Posted at 4:36 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 17:36:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri man was found guilty Tuesday in the death of a toddler in a drive-by shooting in May 2015.

Dominique Marchbanks was found guilty of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action. 

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Three-year-old Amorian Hale was killed in his bed when shots were fired into his home during a drive-by shooting in the 6700 block of Walround Avenue in Kansas City.

Two other men were allegedly with Marchbanks in the vehicle. SirTerry L. Stevenson and Sulif Wilkins are also facing charges in the case and will appear in court separately in December.

Court documents state Wilkins learned residents in the home may be connected to the death of D'Shawn Marchbanks. 

Witnesses told officials Dominique Marchbanks fired a high-powered assault rifle from a vehicle into the home where the toddler was murdered, before leaving the scene.