Suspect Who Allegedly Fired First Shot During Chiefs Parade Shootout Says He Was ‘Just Being Stupid’

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Lyndell Mays, the man who allegedly fired the first shot in the February 15 Chiefs parade shoutout, says he was “just being stupid.”

Breitbart News noted that two adults were charged Tuesday in connection with the Chiefs parade shootout. Mays was one of the two,  and Dominic Miller was the other.

The Associated Press pointed out that there was a dispute. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said that following the dispute, Mays allegedly “pulled his handgun first almost immediately.”

The New York Post reported that court documents indicated Mays allegedly “pulled his gun, he started to chase an unknown individual who appeared unarmed and shot at him, resulting in others drawing their guns.”

Moreover, court documents indicate Mays “allegedly admitted to police that he pulled his gun first and began shooting first — even though he was in a crowded area that had throngs of kids.”

When law enforcement asked Mays why he “advanced with them to begin with” he replied: “Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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