KCK man pleads guilty to 2019 deli shooting that killed 2 people

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kansas man has pleaded guilty to a 2019 shooting inside of a deli that killed two people.

Jermelle Byers pleaded guilty to two counts of felony murder in the deaths of 42-year-old Lachell Day and 62-year-old Dennis Edwards.

On July 11, 2019, Byers followed Day inside of the deli located at 91 N. Mill Street after an argument and began shooting.

The deli owner, Dennis Edwards, tried to chase Byers out of the store, but he was shot and killed, according to police.

Police were called to the scene and upon arrival, exchanged gunfire with Byers after he pointed a handgun at them.

No officers were hurt, and after a two-hour standoff, medics took him to an area hospital.

Day was shot at the scene and taken to the hospital where she later died.

Byers is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 19.

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