- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A second man has been charged in a fatal Kansas City shooting during a marijuana deal that was arranged over Snapchat.

Twenty-one-year-old Damarco Watkins, of Independence was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, robbery, assault, unlawful use of a firearm and three counts of armed criminal action in the September 2019 shooting that killed Robiell Avilla and wounded a second victim.

Court documents say a witness told investigators that he was with Avilla and the other victim when they went to an apartment complex after using Snapchat to arrange a purchase of marijuana. The witness said a man entered the backseat of the vehicle and robbed him at gunpoint before another suspect began shooting from outside the vehicle.

A second suspect, Jordan White, of Kansas City, was charged earlier this month with second-degree murder and other charges. White denied any involvement during questioning.

Bond is set at $200,000 for Watkins and $750,000 for White. No attorney is listed for Watkins in online court records.



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