Kansas City man charged with murdering man during argument

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 35-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting of D’Adrian Bell, 26, in a residence near 72nd and Olive on May 15.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker filed charges of Murder in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and four counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence against Brad Lindsey, 35.

According to court records, police were dispatched in the early morning of May 15th to a residence in the 7200 block of Olive on a reported shooting. They found the victim dead on the floor. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses told police that the victim and Lindsey were arguing about a drug deal. Their argument became physical and Lindsey produced a handgun and fired it more than once, hitting the victim. Police say Lindsey discarded the victim’s and his cell phone off Highway 71 and tossed his pistol into the river from the Broadway Bridge, as well as clothing.

D'Adrian Bell

D’Adrian Bell

Bell’s family said he was a father of four boys, with another son on the way. They said he worked hard cleaning cars at an auction dealer, and his son’s third birthday was the day after Bell’s murder.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000 for Lindsey.