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Default WF, 25 innocent bystander a fatality of negro lead spray KC "First Fridays" event


18-year-old charged in connection with fatal Crossroads shooting
Posted on Aug 2, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One person has been charged murder in connection with Friday night's shooting in the Crossroads that killed one 25-year-old woman.

At about 10:04 p.m., off-duty officers were notified there was a fight in progress in the area of 18th and Walnut.

When they arrived, they saw several people congregated in the parking lot between Main and Walnut on the north side of the street.

They heard several gunshots and then saw several people running from the scene.

After the gunfire cleared, they found Erin E. Langhofer from Overland Park suffering from a gunshot wound. Langhofer was taken to the hospital, where she died at 10:50 p.m.

Just after the shooting, officers ran and followed three males who were running from the scene. One of them, who was ordered to stop running, dropped a gun before lying on the ground. He identified himself as Deon'te S. Copkney.

On Saturday at 3 p.m., Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said he had been charged in connection with the shooting.

Copkney, an 18-year-old from Kansas City, has been charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action.

The authorities said the 9mm gun that he dropped was confirmed to have fired the 9mm shell casings that were found near the scene of the shooting.

Copkney told police he was the only one who fired shots after he and others had been in a physical altercation near the food trucks. According to the probable cause statement, he told police that he was running and he turned backward and "emptied his clip."

Two unoccupied vehicles in a parking lot were hit hit by gunfire, also.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $500,000 cash.

This shooting happened during the monthly "First Fridays" event, which generally brings thousands of people to the Crossroads District.

Langhofer was an innocent bystander who was at a food truck when she was struck in the head by the stray bullet.
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