GoFundMe Started On Behalf Of Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting Suspect Removed Following Murder Charge

Lyndell Mays

GoFundMe Started On Behalf Of Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting Suspect Removed Following Murder Charge

One of the individuals allegedly responsible for the fatal Kansas City shooting will seemingly not be allowed to use GoFundMe to assist with his financial needs.

According to reports, the website deactivated the account for one of the suspects after his mother started it on his behalf.

Reportedly Teneal Burnside, the mother of suspected shooter Lyndell Mays, launched the fundraiser to help pay for his medical bills. She shared an image of the 23-year-old connected to a set of tubes in a hospital bed and pleaded for financial assistance to aid her son’s fight for his life. In the bio of the since-removed account, Burnside reportedly wrote:

 “I ask to all please help by donating to help him with his medical bills during this tragic time he is going through, He’s in ICU fighting for a recovery from several surgeries, from going to the Chiefs Super Bowl celebration parade with his older sister to getting shot multiple times a time that was meant to bring so much joy to many has brought so much pain and sadness to all that was attending.”

Lyndell Mays

She added:

“I give special thanks to Chrissy [redacted] a nurse that helped my daughter give CPR and chest palpitations at the parade to him along with St. Luke’s trauma nurses…I give thanks to all whos [sic] helping him along his long recovery. God bless everyone who has been affected by this sad ordeal.”

Reportedly, the GoFundMe page brought in $100 before it was removed from the website. It appears the deletion of the page came due to Mays formally being charged for his involvement with the shooting. Allegedly, a police report states that Mays confessed to pulling out his weapon first and firing the first of many shots that would ultimately leave 1 person dead and 22 injured. As we’ve covered, Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ Lopez-Galvan, 43, was the sole fatal victim of the tragedy. Her memorial fundraiser garnered a hefty $100,000 donation from Taylor Swift. The singer’s boyfriend, Chiefs player Travis Kelce, donated $100,000 to two little girls who were injured in the shooting, according to reports.

Though Mays‘ sister and friend who witnessed the build-up to the incident have claimed he was just protecting them, police tell another side of the story. Surveillance footage reportedly shows Mays aggressively approaching a group of individuals he would later exchange shots with, pointing his finger. The story is that Mays and the rival party initially just exchanged looks until he approached them. However, Mays’ sister reportedly stated one of the people from the group approached them first and asked Mays about his age, to which he lied and said 15.

Lyndell Mays

After, the two parties reportedly continued to watch each other closely, both noticing the other was carrying a weapon. Mays’ friend told authorities the group then became irritated that Mays continued looking at them. When he approached, Mays reportedly told police one of the individuals made a comment that prompted him to pull out his weapon, chase, and shoot at the individual as he believed his life was in danger. A police report on the matter reportedly read:

“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’,..Mays stated the other individuals started shooting only after [he] shot first.”

When police questioned why he approached the individuals in the first place, Mays allegedly responded with remorse, stating:

“Stupid, man. Just pulled a gun out and started shooting. I shouldn’t have done that. Just being stupid,” 

Investigators say the other involved party almost immediately drew their guns and began shooting after the first shot went off. Both Mays and 18-year-old Dominic Miller, whose bullet fatally hit Lopez-Galvan, were charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of armed criminal action. Their bond has reportedly been set at $1 million.

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Authored by: Kay Johnson