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Man charged with murder after allegedly shooting victim three times

Posted: 9:55 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 22:55:11-04
Man charged with murder after allegedly shooting victim three times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is charged with murder after allegedly shooting a man during an argument.

Christopher Cropp, 36, of Kansas City, died shortly after being shot three times August 29 in the front yard of a house at 7041 Askew Ave.

Now, David W. Worlledge, 31, of Kansas City, Mo., is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to court documents, Worlledge and two other men, including a former renter at the house, came over to get the renter's belongings.

The angry man left his front porch and demanded to know if a man with a handgun was going to shoot him. The answer made the man a Kansas City, Mo., murder victim.

The former renter got out of an SUV and got into an argument with Cropp, court documents state.

A passenger in the back seat of the SUV pointed a handgun at Cropp.

Cropp asked, "What are you gonna do, shoot me b****?"

Worlledge allegedly then shot Cropp. Cropp reached into the SUV, grabbed the keys from the ignition and was shot again.

The shooter and the other two men drove away.

Court documents state the Worlledge told one of the men to clean the SUV of shell casings and blood.

Police arrested Worlledge on Sept. 4.

He denied any part in the murder.

Prosecutors asked for a bond of $250,000, cash only.