Gunmen identified in murder of KC police captain

Gunmen identified in murder of KC police captain
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Two men are being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, KS police captain, KCTV5 has learned.

Prosecutor Jerome Gorman says Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple, the men in jail in connection with Capt. Robert Melton’s death, may not be charged until Thursday. Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time.

Lewis, 20, was booked late Tuesday night in Wyandotte County jail on first-degree murder. Sipple, 18, was booked hours earlier on aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon.

KCTV5 spoke to Clarette Monroe, the mother of Lewis.

She says don’t rush to judgment yet.

“He’s not a bad kid,” Monroe said. “He’s hanging out with a rough crowd. He has no record and has never been arrested. People should not rush to judgment. Don’t do that.”

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