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| May 4, 2021


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2 men charged in fatal shooting of their accomplice in attempted Independence robbery
Luke Nozicka

Two men have been charged with second-degree murder after their accomplice was fatally shot during an attempted robbery Wednesday in Independence, according to prosecutors.

Antonio Johnson, 18, and Andre Mays Jr., 19, were charged after they attempted a robbery at a home in the 500 block of South Crescent Avenue that ended when someone fatally shot their accomplice, Elijah Lockhart, according to prosecutors.

The shooting unfolded about 1:55 a.m. as Lockhart and the others tried to force their way into the home, police said. They were confronted by the home’s residents, and several shots were fired after Lockhart pointed a weapon at a man, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. Lockhart was found fatally shot outside the house.

KMBC-TV reported that Lockhart was 17.

Johnson and Mays were also charged with first-degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action. Neither had attorneys listed in court records who could be reached for comment as of Sunday.

Lockhart’s killing marked the fifth homicide this year in Independence, according to data maintained by The Star. The city suffered 13 homicides last year

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    “KMBC-TV reported that Lockhart was 17”

    The key word here is “was”

  2. Fjardeson says:

    Mama Deuce. Turning your enemies into red jelly since your grand-dad wore diapers. 🙂

    • MCPO USN says:

      Amen. When Mama talks, everyone listens. The original reach out and touch someone device.

  3. David says:

    And this year marks the centennial: 100 years of production and active service. Arguably John Browning’s most successful single design (although picking one “best” is a fool’s choice, with so many to choose from.)

    • Quartermaster says:

      St. John of Browning had many successful designs. The 1911 and Ma Deuce are the most durable.

    • rgr1480 says:


      The Holy Gospel of St. John Moses Browning

      1 In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, “Thou shalt not muck with my disciple John’s design for it is good and it workith. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.”

      2 “And shouldst thou muck with it, and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm.”

      3 And as the ages passed men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metal smiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clearness of mind being clouded by lust.

      4 Their artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo, the artisans didst charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it, and these profaners didst try and fit more rounds of ammunition into the magazines than the holy number of seven, appointed for the .45.

      5 And lo, they didst install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord. For they doth break and lose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle. a

      6 And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abomination wrought by man and didst cause, as he had warned, fearful malfunctions to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong.

      7 Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men, the lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

      8 And being a deceitful spirit, the lord of the underworld did make these plastic pistols, filled with tiny springs and parts that were easily lostc, and they were unmenable to the artisans of earth so they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did appear to function.

      9 And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them and which require a “dingus” to make them appear safe.

      10 But man being stupid did not understand these new pistols and didst proceed to shoot themselves with the plastic pistol and with the trigger cocking pistols for lo their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken. Yet man continue to gloat over these new pistols blaming evil forces for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed.

      11 And when man had been totally ensnared with the plastic pistol, the lord of the underworld didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-Boom to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

      12 Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911s to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the Lord had intended.

      13 And the men of the land didst drive out the charlatans and profaners from the land, and there was joy and peace in the land, except for the evil sprits which tried occasionally to prey on the men and women of the land and who were sent to the place of eternal damnation b by the followers of John.

      a Several old manuscripts add the following text. “And they [also rendered as “these men”] didst chamber it for cartridges who’s calibers startith with numbers less than the Holy Number 4. And lo the Lord did cause great grief amongst these men when their enemies who were struck in battle with these lesser numbers didst not fall but did continue to cause great harm.”

      b or Hell

      c recent addition based on a recently discovered manuscript

      © copyright 2002 – 2018 by John C. Schaefer

      For the faithful, the “feast day” of St. John Moses Browning is January 23.

  4. Claw says:

    And for those supply geeks out there:

    The NSN for the all-new M2A1 w/Fixed Headspace and Timing is:


    • rgr769 says:

      What a fabulous idea—fixed head space and timing. The cure for the only problem with the design. Every time on the range one would not cycle, they were the problem.

  5. QMC says:

    “Lockhart’s killing marked the fifth homicide this year in Independence, according to data maintained by The Star. The city suffered 13 homicides last year”


  6. KoB says:

    A DRT and an example of the designs of His Mostly Saintly JMB (Howitzer Be His Name)!

    Life is good!