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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Two KC Men Indicted for Illegal Firearms Following Fatal Collision

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Kansas City, Mo., men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing firearms following a high-speed car chase that ended with a collision that killed an employee of the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory.

Larneal D. Davis, 28, and Christopher L. Murray, 25, both of Kansas City, were charged with being felons in possession of firearms in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Murray’s arrest and initial court appearance.

The federal indictment alleges that Davis and Murray, who have each been convicted of a felony, were in possession of a Taurus .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Ruger .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol on July 6, 2013. Davis was arrested on that day following a high-speed car chase that resulted in a fatal collision with another vehicle and is in state custody.

Michael Chou, a crime scene technician at the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory, was killed when his vehicle was broadsided by a vehicle that was fleeing from Kansas City police officers. Davis was arrested a short distance from the accident scene after a brief pursuit on foot. Officers found the two pistols inside the wrecked vehicle. Murray was arrested today.

Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Michael Green. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.
Updated January 15, 2015