- Associated Press - Thursday, May 10, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A second man has been linked to a fatal shooting in Kansas City’s Westport bar and entertainment district through DNA collected from a cup recovered from the scene.

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that 34-year-old Arthur Simpson is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and five other counts in the October 2016 death of 25-year-old Derrick Jones. Prosecutors have requested a $500,000 bond. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.

Court records say Jones was shot during a robbery and carjacking. DNA testing was conducted on a white Styrofoam cup and straw because two suspects were seen with such a cup on surveillance video.

Police say that besides the DNA, one of Simpson’s fingerprints also was found on the cup. Also charged in the killing is Tyre Jackson.

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