Girlfriend of 17-year-old killed in Independence Center parking lot says murder was planned

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FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The girlfriend of an Independence teen killed in a mall parking lot says the murder was planned. Eighteen-year-old Tyler Gates has been charged with killing 17-year-old Matthew Haylock in a car parked outside the Independence Center. Prosecutors said Haylock and Gates were in the same car when Gates grabbed the victim’s own gun and killed him with it. “When I got up there, I saw him lying in the parking lot,” said Aliyah Turner, Haylock’s girlfriend. Turner […]

18-year-old charged in murder of 17-year-old at Independence Center parking lot. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An 18-year-old man has been charged Wednesday in the murder of a 17-year-old Independence boy who was shot in the parking lot of Independence Center. Tyler J. Gates has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Matthew J. Haylock. Both teens are from Independence. Independence Police spokesperson John Syme said officers were dispatched to the homicide around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 18801 E. 39th St. Syme said Haylock’s body was found...