KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 43-year-old Independence, Missouri man is facing charges in the deadly shooting Tuesday of 39-year-old Elijah Flores in a vacant lot in the 700 block of Ditman Avenue in Kansas City.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Mark Selllars on Thursday with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and armed criminal action.

According to court records, Kansas City police responded to a shooting just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Ditman Avenue regarding a shooting.

At the scene they found the victim on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at the scene.

The death was ruled to be a homicide.

Witnesses told police the shooting occurred inside a nearby residence.

A witness told police she saw Flores with a man wearing a mask and Sellars. But the victim and suspect became involved in a verbal altercation.

Sellars pulled a handgun and shot the victim in the back, court documents say. Another witness told police that he heard three gunshots, then he saw the victim hobbling up the street, yelling for help. A man, identified as Sellars, held a handgun in his right hand.

Prosecutors have requested Sellars be held on no bond.