Man charged in deadly shooting outside Northland Price Chopper

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 16:55:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 20-year-old man has been charged in the June 8 homicide of Trinton Phillips, who was shot in the parking lot of a Price Chopper in the Northland.

Blade Elliott was charged in Clay County with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and first-degree attempted robbery in connection with the deadly shooting.

According to court documents, Elliott allegedly shot Phillips in the parking of a Price Chopper in the 9700 block of North Ash Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, during a drug deal the pair arranged over Snapchat.

Elliott was allegedly among five people in a vehicle, which parked next to Phillips’ vehicle, according to a witness. He got into the backseat of Phillips’ car to buy some marijuana before the shooting.

Detectives found three 9mm shell casings in the vehicle.

Bond for Elliott was set at $1 million.