In June 2022, a man from Kansas City was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a man and injuring a woman during a vehicle sale.
Andrew Young, aged 30, admitted his guilt in a court of law and pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault. As a result, he received a 22-year prison sentence. In addition, he was found guilty of two counts of armed criminal action, which led to an additional three-year sentence being added to his punishment.
Court documents reveal that Charles Bradham, a 54-year-old resident of Kansas City, Missouri, had been engaging in communication with Young via Facebook on the morning of June 1, 2022.
According to reports, Bradham had expressed interest in buying a tan 2004 Mazda Protégé from Young for a price of $450.
According to court documents, the woman who was victimized stated to the police that Young showed up at the residence she shared with Bradham in the 4500 block of Colonial Terrace later that morning. She recounted that Young helped himself to a bottle of beer from the refrigerator and consumed it.
According to Young, the Mazda had experienced a breakdown either on Eastern Avenue or Ozark Road, prompting both men to leave the residence together.
According to court documents, upon the men’s return, Bradham graciously offered to provide the man with gas money by reaching for his wallet. However, Young abruptly brandished a silver handgun and demanded, “Give me the money.”
According to a sworn probable cause statement from a detective at the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), the woman sustained gunshot wounds to her leg and abdomen. The statement indicates that she was shot once in the leg and twice in the abdomen.
On June 1, 2022, the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department received a call about a shooting incident at 4551 Colonial Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) discovered the tan Mazda parked illegally at the intersection of Skiles Avenue and Ozark Road. They noticed tow straps attached to the vehicle. During their investigation, they came across a Facebook Marketplace ad posted by Young. The ad described a tan 2004 Mazda Protégé, which had the same license plate as the recovered car.
On June 2, Young was apprehended by the police as he emerged from a residence situated in the 3800 block of Bellefontaine Avenue.
Investigators discovered Young’s DNA on the beer bottle found inside the residence located in the 4500 block of Colonial Terrace, despite Young’s denial of being present at the scene.