An 18-year-old has been charged in a Gladstone shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead.
Curtisse M. Golden faces charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He has been charged but remains hospitalized after he was shot in the stomach.
Ashton D. Gann was found about 4 a.m. at the entryway of the Sun Gate Apartments, 6829 North Broadway Ave., which is just east of 169 Highway, also known as Arrowhead Trafficway. He was shot multiple times and died at an area hospital.
The double shooting was a result of a $160 drug deal gone bad, according to court documents.
A witness told police he and his girlfriend picked up Gann and his girlfriend and the four headed to the apartments to hang out, according to court documents. The ladies stayed in the vehicle while the witness and Gann went inside.
The witness told police the male suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at them. The witness ran and said he could hear multiple gunshots.
About an hour later, a second man – later identified as Golden - was found shot in an entryway of a separate building. He was shot in the stomach and rushed to North Kansas City Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
"We just know that we have two victims of gunshot wounds," Gladstone Capt. Jeff Self said early Friday. "We're still piecing together the circumstances, but we do have two victims and we do believe the incidents are connected."
Witnesses told police that a friend of Golden's had set up the meeting with Gann in order to purchase cocaine and the shooting started while they were walking to an apartment to weigh the "eight ball".
Witnesses told police that Golden and Gann shot at each other shot after someone wanted the drugs weighed before making the purchase. Some witnesses indicated that Golden fired first.
Golden told police that he did not have a weapon and did not shoot anyone.
Police recovered from a trash bin four handguns.
Golden's bond has been set at $750,000.
KCTV5's DeAnn Smith and Nima Shaffe contributed to this report.
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