DNA, ballistics link man to April 2019 Kansas City killing

6 days 21 hours 14 minutes ago Saturday, May 23 2020 May 23, 2020 Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:23:00 PM CDT May 23, 2020 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY — A man has been charged in an April 2019 shooting death in Kansas City based on DNA and ballistics evidence.

Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Hill, of Independence, was charged Friday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 40-year-old Derrick White, whose body was found in a vehicle.

The Kansas City Star reports that DNA taken from the door handle of the vehicle was later matched to Hill.

Prosecutors say a handgun also linked him to the killing. Hill remains in federal custody in a separate case. He was indicted in April 2019 on a charge of being a felon in possession of firearms.

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