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Parade shooting suspect Lyndell Mays makes 1st court appearance

Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-21 16:57:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lyndell Mays, one of two men charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, appeared in court for the first time Wednesday.

According to court records, a group of men approached Mays after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade and they "began arguing about why they were staring at each other."

On Wednesday, Mays, who authorities say pulled his gun first causing others to do the same, stared at a judge as he was read his miranda rights.

While dressed in an orange jumpsuit, and shackled from the waist and feet, Mays told Jackson County Circuit Court Judge R. Travis Willingham he has hired an attorney.

The attorney for Mays was not present and Mays did not enter a plea.

As Mays walked into the courtroom, with his head dropped slightly, he scanned the room making eye contact with the people present.

Mays, who was recently released from the hospital, had a white piece of gauze taped to the right side of his face.

Mays, from Kansas City, was hurt in the shooting and was among a group of patients transported to the nearby University Health.

On Tuesday, the KSHB I-Team first broke the news that Mays has pulled out a gun in a public before.

According to court records, Mays caused people to run from the Belton Community Center when he showed a gun while playing basketball in 2021.

Mays was given "5 Days Shock" and placed on unsupervised parole for two years. He ultimately wound up with a citation for disorderly conduct.

Mays remains in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

Mays is expected to have a bond review hearing on Feb. 29.

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Fellow defendant Dominic Miller, 18, remains hospitalized for his injuries in the shooting. His initial appearance has yet to be scheduled.

READ | Lyndell Mays' probable cause statement
READ | Dominic Miller's probable cause statement

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