Michael T. Dumas, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action one day after a man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of an Independence QuikTrip. Independence Police Department
Michael T. Dumas, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action one day after a man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of an Independence QuikTrip. Independence Police Department

Crime

Pleasant Hill man charged with murder in I-70 shooting in Independence

By Toriano Porter

tporter@kcstar.com

September 30, 2017 7:59 PM

Prosecutors have charged a Pleasant Hill man with second-degree murder one day after a man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of an Independence QuikTrip.

Michael T. Dumas, 26, was also charged with armed criminal action in Friday’s shooting.

Officers found the unidentified victim inside a car at QuikTrip at U.S. 40 and Sterling Avenue about 9 p.m. The shooting originated near I-70 and Noland Road, police said.

According to court records, witnesses told Independence police they saw shots being fired from a black vehicle at a silver vehicle.

Witnesses also told police the victim and Dumas had exchanged words at a nearby gas station before the incident.

Dumas’ vehicle was found abandoned near Truman Sports Complex.

Court records indicate witnesses told police Dumas was hiding in the woods near the stadiums after he said he had done something bad.

Bail for Dumas was set at $250,000 cash only.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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