Second man charged in deadly Grandview shooting that began as argument

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Steven Samson, 29

Steven Samson, 29

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a second person in connection with a deadly shooting in Grandview, but on Tuesday announced that they are still looking for him.

Steven Samson, 29,  faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action in the death of 41-year-old Dennis Maurice Gordon Jr.

Police found Gordon dead in the street near White Ave. & High Grove Rd. Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 around 12:49 p.m.

Gordon sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said Steven Samson, 29, also goes by Steevens Samson.

Court documents say a witness who was holding Gordon in his arms when police arrived on the scene said the man who shot Gordon was someone he had been in a fight with Gordon a few weeks before at 7-Eleven.

Investigators then pulled the police report and video from that fight and used it to track down the suspects. The video from that night led investigators to Samson’s house where they found the gun used to fire the deadly shot.

Gregory Smith, 24, also faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action in connection with the shooting. Police are seeking information on Samson’s location. Anyone with information should contact 816-474-8477, the TIPS hotline, or check for information about making anonymous reports.

Prosecutors have requested that Samson’s bond be set at $250,000 cash once he’s arrested.

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