KC Super Bowl parade shooting suspects could use ‘stand your ground’ defense

Feb 28, 2024 | Political News

Kansas City Super Bowl Parade shooting suspects Lyndell Mays and Dominic Miller may use the “stand your ground” law in their defense. The shooting took the life of one woman and injured many others, including children. 

One man felt threatened before he fired the first shots, and the other said he only shot back because someone was shooting at him.

According to KWCH, experts said that the suspects may have good cases using the state’s “stand your ground” law, with Missouri being one of more than 30 states that have such a law.

Daniel Ross, a trial attorney, described the law as a “formidable defense” that he and other defense attorneys in the city foresee being used in Mays’ and Miller’s cases. The law places the duty on the prosecution, he said, to disprove self-defense shooting claims.