For Immediate Release
April 4, 2017
Murder charges filed in April 2, 2017, fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Tirrell A. Middleton, dob: 4/5/1980, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*
According to court records filed today, Kansas City police found the victim, suffering from gun shot wounds, in the basement of a residence in the 4400 block of Norwood Avenue. Shell casings were observed in the basement. Police began to search for a suspect and matched the reported clothing that the suspect was wearing. When he was arrested, he told an officer, "What you're looking for is in my pocket." A handgun of the same caliber as shell casings found at the homicide scene was removed from the jacket. The suspect was identified as Middleton, who was living at the residence where Lloyd was found by police. A witness told police that Middleton had said he was going to shoot the victim. Middleton told police he shot the victim after he disarmed him. He told police "I could've when I snatched it form him just walked away." Middleton then sowed detectives where he had tossed the gun used to shoot the victim. Police recovered the weapon.
Middleton was being held on a $50,000 bond.
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.