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Posted on: August 2, 2020

KC man, passenger in vehicle, charged in fatal shooting on July 22 of driver Lodillar Styles

For Immediate Release

Aug. 2, 2020

A Kansas City man, 38, has been charged in the July 22 fatal shooting of Lodillar R. Styles, who a witness said had driven the defendant to a residence when the defendant suddenly shot him in the head, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Johnathan L. Bradford, dob: 2/8/982, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, Abandonment of a Corpse and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to 40th and Tracy on a shooting. They found the victim in the  middle of  the street. Officers determined the victim had been in a large blue pickup truck with two others, including a witness. A witness told police that the victim had  picked her up and drove her to his apartment, where the suspect also arrived. The witness noticed the suspect was smoking hash and was acting weird. As they were about to leave, the victim was in the driver’s seat and the witness was in the front passenger seat. The victim pulled over to let the suspect out. The suspect attempted to get out but the doors were locked. The victim asked the suspect not to pull on the door handles; the child lock was on. The victim instructed the suspect to let the window down and to reach outside the door to open it. The suspect uttered "ok," according to the witness, then shot the victim in the head. The victim’s vehicle then struck a white van. Other witnesses heard the vehicles’ collision and saw a man pulling the bloody victim from the vehicle. When the suspect was arrested, after a brief foot chase, police recovered a pistol of the same caliber used in the homicide. The suspect told police he had been in the vehicle with the victim, when "all chaos broke out."

Prosecutors requested a $300,000 bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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