KC woman charged with murder in connection to deadly double shooting

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Tanya Starr

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City woman  has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday of Leroy Farris.

Prosecutors say Tanya Starr, 44, was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

According to court records, Kansas City police responded to the area of the 2500 block of Bellefontaine in Kansas City regarding a shooting. Witnesses and the defendant stated that there was an argument and the defendant obtained a gun from another person. She tried to hit the person she was arguing with but the gun went off and struck him as well as a second victim, Farris, who died later of the gunshot wound.

Starr later turned herself into police.

Prosecutors requested a $200,000 bond.

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