Mom of Chiefs Shooting Suspect Starts GoFundMe

( – Following the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade, many GoFundMe campaigns were set up to help support the victims. Both adult men who were charged with second-degree murder have been in the hospital since the shooting, which resulted in one death and injuries to 22 others. Lyndell Mays, 23, was shot nine times when exchanging gunfire with Dominic Miller after the pair got into an altercation. Mays’ mother, Teneal Burnside, started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the cost of his medical bills “during this tragic time.”

Burnside provided a vague description of the campaign, which she started before police filed charges against her son. She claimed that he was recovering in the intensive care unit (ICU) after multiple surgeries due to injuries sustained at the parade he attended with his older sister. The campaign, which had received $100 in donations, was taken down by Burnside after she became worried that someone would seek retribution.

According to affidavits submitted to the Kansas City Police Department, Mays started shooting first. He reportedly told police that he felt that his life was being threatened after someone from the other group said, “I’m going to get you.”

Mays was readmitted to the hospital on February 29, the same day that he was scheduled for a bond hearing. The judge continued the case until 10 a.m. on March 4, but a specific reason for his return to the hospital was not given. Besides the second-degree murder charge, Mays is also facing charges for the unlawful use of a weapon and two charges for armed criminal action. His bond is currently set at $1 million. Investigators determined that a bullet from Miller’s gun was what killed Lisa Lopez-Galvan, but Mays carelessly fired into a crowd full of people, many of whom were children. Two minors were also charged with crimes related to the shooting, including a charge of resisting arrest.

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