Dec 04, 2019 11:00 PM

Man trafficked guns stolen from Missouri gun shop

Posted Dec 04, 2019 11:00 PM

Kameron Bynum -photo Wilson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A North Carolina man who claimed self-defense in a deadly Kansas City shooting has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing more than 50 stolen firearms.

Twenty-four-year-old Kameron Bynum, of Wilson, North Carolina, also pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he stole 52 handguns valued at more than $19,000 in May 2017 from a Kansas City pawn shop.

When he was arrested in North Carolina nearly two weeks later, he was in possession of about 13 grams of marijuana and more than $900. A handgun that had been stolen from the pawn shop was found in his apartment, along with more than 400 Xanax tablets and marijuana.

Police say a vehicle used in the burglary also was tied to an August 2016 homicide. Bynum's phone was found at the scene. He told police he was trying to buy Xanax from someone when the person pulled out a gun and attempted to rob him. Prosecutors say another witness backed up Bynum's account that he fired in self-defense.

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Kansas City man charged in death of girlfriend's 2-month-old

Arlandez Drew photo Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's 2-month-old son.

Twenty-eight-year-old Arlandez Drew was charged Tuesday with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Charging documents say Jamarion Holland was rushed to a hospital in August.

Drew told police he had been watching Jamarion when the baby appeared to convulse after he was fed formula. Drew said he found a neighbor who performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. The baby died two days later. Drew told police he didn't hurt the child.

A medical examiner determined that the child's death was a homicide, caused by complications of head and neck trauma. A scan of the baby's brain showed bleeding in the brain and extreme swelling.

Bond is set at $75,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.