DNA, ballistics link man to April 2019 Kansas City killing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —
A man has been charged in an April 2019 shooting death in Kansas City based on DNA and ballistics evidence.
Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Hill, of Independence, was charged Friday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 40-year-old Derrick White, whose body was found in a vehicle.
Prosecutors allege that DNA taken from the door handle of the vehicle was later matched to Hill, The Kansas City Star reports.
When he was arrested in March in a separate incident he was in possession of a handgun that police believe was loaned to the victim weeks before his death. A bullet found in White’s body also was determined to have been fired by the same handgun, prosecutors said.
Hill remains in federal custody in a separate case, according to prosecutors. He was indicted in April 2019 on a charge of being a felon in possession of firearms, court records show.
Bond has been set at $250,000 in the Jackson County case. An attorney for Hill has not yet been listed.