Man faces up to 20 years for deadly Kansas City shooting

2 years 8 months 1 week ago Wednesday, June 14 2017 Jun 14, 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:59:16 AM CDT June 14, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced next month for a deadly Kansas City shooting.

Fifty-year-old Christopher Perkins pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the March 2015 killing of 53-year-old Kelvin Paige. As part of his plea, an unlawful use of a weapon charge was dismissed.

A witness told police that Perkins and Paige got into an argument before the shooting. Court documents say Paige and a passenger in his car began to drive away when Perkins pulled out a gun and fired into the vehicle.

The passenger got out and ran, and Paige's car rolled for about a block until it crashed into a light pole.

Sentencing is set for July 14.

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