Suspect shot, killed victim at 7-Eleven after argument, court document says

Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 12:45:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An argument inside a 7-Eleven convenience store led to a fatal shooting late Friday night, court documents say.

It happened at the 7-Eleven on Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Officers were called there on a report of a shooting, and when they arrived they found Norez R. Brock, 26, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital in the area but died from his injuries.

The probable cause statement for the charges against suspect Theodist A. Lewis, 31, said investigators obtained surveillance footage that showed Brock and Lewis get into an argument.

The video then shows Lewis leaving the store, briefly getting into a car, and then walking back toward the exit to wait for Brock to come out.

According to the probable cause statement and the video, Lewis confronts Brock again, and while standing just a few feet apart, shoots him. 

Lewis got back into the car and fled the scene.

Later, a photo of Lewis, then unidentified, was released to news outlets. A tip came in and the information was sent to the Perpetrator Information Center (PIC), where Lewis was identified as a possible suspect.

A photo of Lewis was compared to that of the suspect and they appeared to match. Investigators also arranged a lineup of six men similar in appearance to Lewis. A witness was brought in to view the lineup and positively identified Lewis as the suspect.

The probable cause statement also says a man called police and said his niece’s son told him that people though he killed someone. The caller also said his wife saw the suspect’s picture on the news.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Lewis in a closet, and contacted detectives to ensure he was the suspect in the murder.

Officers found a black zip-up hoodie behind the residence and it, along with the cloths Lewis was wearing, appeared to match the clothes seen in the surveillance footage. They also found blood on Lewis’ shirt.

Lewis is charged with the Class A felony of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.