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Lawrence man arrested in accidental shooting death of child

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 15:37:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Lawrence man was arrested Friday in connection to the Sept. 17, 2021 shooting death of 2-year-old Legend King.

Lawrence Police said they took Bishop Isaiah Mendoza, 21, into custody Friday on involuntary manslaughter, aggravated child endangerment and possession of a stolen handgun.

Earlier this month, police said Legend’s death was the result of an accidental shooting in the 1500 block of Wedgewood Drive.

A court date for Mendoza was not immediately available.

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