Man charged with murder in a marijuana deal gone bad in KCMO

Posted at 9:39 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 22:39:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teenager has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting a man to death in a marijuana deal.

Alvin D. Muldrew III, 17, of Kansas City, Missouri, is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action, two counts of assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police responded June 17 to a reported shooting at East 24th Street and Jackson Avenue in east KCMO,

Arriving officers located a man in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 4100 block of East 27th Street who had been shot to death and two women in the car who also had been shot.

Both women were taken to a hospital and survived their wounds.

Investigators learned the victim, Deveon Edward, posted on Facebook that he had marijuana to sell, a court document states.

A person interested in buying marijuana contacted Edward and a deal was arranged.

When Edward, his girlfriend and mother arrived in the 2400 block of Cypress Avenue, Muldrew walked up to the car and pulled a gun from his waistband before opening fire on the vehicle, according to a court document.

Edward's girlfriend drove away as witnesses called police to help the shooting victims.

Muldrew denied involvement in the murder and shootings.

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