KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro man is heading to prison for his role in a dangerous shoot-out at a gas station more than two years ago.
Federal court documents show a judge sentenced 31-year-old Tirrell M. Thompson to nine years in prison without the possibility of parole.
Thompson pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in May 2022.
As part of the plea, Thompson admitted he was involved in a shoot-out at a gas station near 45th Street and The Paseo on May 6, 2020.
Court documents show a federal marshal witnessed the shooting. A police helicopter followed Thompson in a car as he drove away from the scene and then tossed a gun out of the car.
Police arrested Thompson a short time later, and found the handgun, according to court documents.
Thompson has two prior felony convictions for resisting arrest and a prior felony conviction for unlawful use of a weapon. Because of his felony record, it is illegal for Thompson to have a gun.