KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Courtenay Block, the 24-year-old man who now faces a 2nd degree murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter died when she accidentally shot herself, is now facing five more charges stemming from a 2015 arrest.
Court records show that police were aware Block was dealing stolen handguns before his daughter’s death, and one of them was a gun used a previous homicide.
Court documents state that in September 2015, investigators with the Kansas City Missouri Illegal Firearms Squad were searching for a firearm used in a homicide, which they believed had been sold to Block. Authorities located him, with his girlfriend and his two children at a hotel, where a search of his room revealed a loaded gun, additional ammunition, and a felony amount of drugs.
The firearm found in Block’s hotel room was not the one police were searching for. Block told police he had sold that gun to someone else.
Police told FOX 4 they believe the gun involved in death of 2-year-old Shaquille Kornegay was stolen in in Lafeyette County in October of last year.
Block was arrested on Sept. 18, but the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said the case had not been submitted to them until recently, which is why Block wasn’t charged until Sunday.
He faces one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute; possession of a controlled substance; unlawful use of a weapon; and two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.