For Immediate Release
June 1, 2019
A Jackson County judge late Friday sentenced Malik Chapple to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting in 2017 of Travis Mills during a drug deal in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Malik S. Chapple, dob: 2/13/1996, was sentenced to 20 years after he pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree for the Dec. 18, 2017 fatal shooting of Mills. Chapple also pleaded guilty to Armed Criminal Action and Robbery 1st Degree and was sentenced to 15 years on each of those charges. Those sentences were set to run concurrently to the 20-year sentence.
Chapple also pleaded guilty to two other counts -- Unlawful Use of a Weapon for possessing a handgun and drugs, as well as Possession of Drugs -- related to an earlier (11/29/2017) car stop by police that found the gun and drugs. Those sentences were also set to run concurrently to the 20-year sentence.
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Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
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