Three facing federal gun charges from Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three men are now facing federal firearms charges after an investigation into the deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.

Fedo Antonia Manning, 22; Ronnel Dewayne Williams Jr., 21; and Chaelyn Hendrick Groves, 19, were charged in two separate federal cases. The court documents were unsealed Wednesday after their arrests.

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Federal prosecutors noted Manning, Williams and Groves were not among the shooters at Union Station on Feb. 14 as Chiefs fans celebrated. They are facing allegations of firearms trafficking and illegal straw purchases.

Charging documents do say, however, that 12 people pulled firearms and at least six fired their weapons. One woman, Lisa Lopez-Galvan, was killed, and over 20 were injured.

Court records say law enforcement recovered a loaded AM-15 .223-caliber pistol from the scene. It was found along a wall with a backpack, next to two AR-15-style firearms.

Prosecutors say officials found it was in a “fire” position, and there were 26 live rounds in the magazine, which is capable of holding 30 rounds.

Court records say Manning purchased the AM-15 from Frontier Justice in Lee’s Summit in 2022.

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Prosecutors say he has illegally trafficked dozens of firearms. Law enforcement found 15 of the firearms Manning purchased in the possession of someone who is prohibited from having one, according to prosecutors.

Officials say they have also recovered other firearms that Manning purchased in connection to other crimes.

Manning has been charged with the following:

One count of conspiracy to traffic firearms

One count of engaging in firearm sales without a license

Ten counts of making a false statement on a federal form

A second firearm recovered from the Super Bowl parade shooting scene was a Stag Arms .300-caliber pistol. Court documents say Williams purchased the gun from The Ammo Box during a gun show in 2023.

Prosecutors say he allegedly purchased the gun for Groves who was too young to legally buy it himself.

Groves told officials someone stole the Stag Arms during a shootout, court records say. Rather than report it, he allegedly just went to a gun show with another friend who bought him another one.

Williams and Groves have each been charged with the following:

One count of conspiracy to make false statements in the acquisition of firearms

One count of aiding and abetting making false statements in the acquisition of firearms

One count each of making a false statement to a federal agent

Others charged

These new charges are separate from others already filed in the Chiefs parade shooting.

In February, the Jackson County prosecutor charged 18-year-old Dominic M. Miller, of Kansas City, and 23-year-old Lyndell Mays, of Raytown, with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Charging documents say Miller and Mays attended the parade and rally armed with firearms.

Court records say Mays got in an argument with someone else after the rally. Evidence so far doesn’t show any previous contact or prior knowledge between these two people, Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said.

The argument escalated quickly, she said, and Mays allegedly pulled out a handgun. Almost immediately, prosecutors say others, including Miller, pulled out guns and started shooting.

While both these men are accused in the shooting, prosecutors say it was Miller that shot and killed Lopez-Galvan.

Both suspects are being held on a $1 million bond. 

Two minors have also been charged in family court on gun-related and resisting arrest charges. They haven’t been identified yet because they haven’t been certified to stand trial as adults.


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