KC man guilty of shooting accomplice in independence robbery

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A 19-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man pleaded guilty Friday to the fatal April 2021 shooting of his accomplice during an Independence robbery.

Court records show Antonio D. Johnson pleaded guilty to charges of second degree murder, robbery and felony armed action.

Johnson was charged in May 2021, according to court documents.

On April 28, 2021, Independence officers responded to a home near S. Crescent Avenue and E. Wilson Road and determined that Johnson had attempted a home invasion robbery with another man, who was the victim of a shooting. deadly, identified as Elijah Lockhart.

Johnson and Lockhart were confronted at the house, and when Lockhart pointed a gun at a man inside the house, several shots were fired at Lockhart.

Johnson fled the scene and was later taken into custody.

Lockhart was found dead on the street a few doors down from the crime scene.

Johnson told police he and his accomplice were planning to rob those at the residence when a confrontation ensued and someone started shooting.

A sentencing hearing for Johnson is scheduled for July 29, 2022.

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