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Independence man indicted in fatal shooting on Huttig Avenue

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Oct 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-09 17:53:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Independence man has been indicted in the fatal shooting inside a residence on Huttig Avenue on Oct. 5, 2021.

A Jackson County grand jury indicted Myles Blesz, 36, on charges of murder in the second degree, armed criminal action, delivery of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of a weapon for possession of a firearm with a controlled substance.

According to court records, Independence police were dispatched to a residence on Huttig Avenue in the early morning hours of Oct. 5 on a reported suicide.

A friend advised Waylon Williams had shot himself.

A nearby residence reported hearing an argument before a gunshot.

One witness told police he heard a pop when Blesz was the only one in the room with Williams, and he later helped Belsz toss two guns in the woods.

Detectives recovered two guns and the suspect's cell phone in the woods a couple blocks away.

Shell casings in the residence matched one of the guns found in the woods.

Blesz later reportedly told detectives that he shot Williams but didn't mean to do it.

Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 bond.