Kansas City woman charged with murder after gun accidentally goe - KCTV5

Kansas City woman charged with murder after gun accidentally goes off

Posted: Updated:
Starr tried to hit the person she was arguing with but the gun went off and struck him as well as a second victim. (Jackson County Prosecutor) Starr tried to hit the person she was arguing with but the gun went off and struck him as well as a second victim. (Jackson County Prosecutor)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City woman has been charged with second-degree murder after accidentally shooting and killing a man on Friday.

Tanya L. Starr, 45, has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

On Friday, police were called to the 2500 block of Bellefontaine Avenue in regards to a shooting.

When they arrived, Starr and multiple witnesses say there was an argument. They say Starr obtained a gun from another person and tried to hit the person she was arguing with. Starr tried to hit the person she was arguing with but the gun went off and struck him as well as a second victim, a man named Leroy Farris, who died later of the gunshot wound. Starr later turned herself into police.

Starr has been charged with second-degree murder in the case because the victim was killed while the defendant was committing a felony assault.

Prosecutors in the case have requested a $200,000 bond.

Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:44 PM EST2015-01-30 04:44:07 GMT
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language.More >
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language. More >
  • Surveillance video captures smash and grab at Independence home

    Surveillance video captures smash and grab at Independence home

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:19:33 GMT
    Brian Graham faces burglary and theft charges, while David Sherrill is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. (Submitted)Brian Graham faces burglary and theft charges, while David Sherrill is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. (Submitted)

    Thieves smashed their way inside an Independence man's home as his crystal-clear surveillance cameras rolled.  

    More >

    Thieves smashed their way inside an Independence man's home as his crystal-clear surveillance cameras rolled.  

    More >
  • 2 shooting victims found in vehicle near 104th, Holmes

    2 shooting victims found in vehicle near 104th, Holmes

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:14:44 GMT
    Chopper 5 video of the crime scene. (KCTV5)Chopper 5 video of the crime scene. (KCTV5)

    Police are investigating a double-shooting at 104th Street and Holmes.  One person is fighting for their life, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  This is the third double-shooting in Kansas City in the past 24 hours.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

    More >

    Police are investigating a double-shooting at 104th Street and Holmes.  One person is fighting for their life, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.  This is the third double-shooting in Kansas City in the past 24 hours.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.