2 men charged in Wednesday’s life-threatening shooting - KCTV5

2 men charged in Wednesday’s life-threatening shooting

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Romahn M. Burgin, 17, faces charges of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action charges. (Kansas City Police Department) Romahn M. Burgin, 17, faces charges of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action charges. (Kansas City Police Department)
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Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with a shooting that happened on Wednesday near 27th and VanBrunt.

Romahn M. Burgin, 17, and Brandon A. Cotton, 19, each face charges of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action charges.

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police officers went to the area of E. 39th Street and Chelsea Street on a call about a shooting.

When they arrived, they found Cotton had life-threatening gunshot wounds and Burgin applying pressure to them.

Surveillance video from the area of 27th and Van Brunt confirmed what witnesses said, which was that the who teenagers got out of their vehicle and walked to a van parked nearby. Cotton had a rifle that he pointed at the driver’s side window and shot into the van.

Burgin said Cotton pointed the rifle at the driver of the van. Then, someone inside the van fired shots. Cotton then told Burgin he had been shot.

The two teenagers left the scene and pulled over near 39th and Chelsea, where police later arrived.

Burgin told police that he had set up a robbery at 27th and Van Brunt. Cotton had told him that it was his job to distract the people in the van when they approached it.

Burgin said he threw away the gun before police arrived.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000 for each teen.

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