NewsGoFundMe Page Created By Mother of KC Suspect Shut Down

GoFundMe Page Created By Mother of KC Suspect Shut Down

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Lyndell Mays, 23, was arrested as one of the suspects who shot up a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 14. His mother set up a GoFundMe page to raise money, saying he needed help through a “tragic time.”

That fundraiser was shut down on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Earlier this week, Mays’ mother, Teneal Burnside, created a GoFundMe account to try to raise funds to seemingly help with the hospital bills he is incurring due to being shot at the celebration.

“He is in the ICU fighting for a recovery from several surgeries from going to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration with his older sister” was written on the now-deleted page. The page was set up with a photo of Mays seen in a hospital bed after nine bullets entered his body. One person was killed, and 22 others were injured at the Super Bowl celebration that day.

The fundraiser had received $100 before it was removed.

“Mays confirmed that he drew his gun first and started shooting, all because they said, ‘I’m’ going to get you,’ and to him, that meant, ‘I’m’ going to kill you,’” according to court documents obtained by The New York Post.
“Mays stated the other individuals started shooting only after [he] shot first.”

After being questioned by investigators on why he took the action he did, they state he responded, “Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid.”
When Mays pulled out his gun, “almost immediately” other people at the celebration, including Miller, drew their weapons as well. Miller was caught on surveillance video firing the fatal shot that killed radio personality Lisa Lopez-Galvan, prosecutors said.

Both suspects are being held on a $1 million bond.

Source: Black Enterprise

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