Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Federal Firearm Charge Filed Against Murder Suspect

U.S. Department of Justice

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal grand jury Wednesday returned an indictment charging a defendant in a state murder case with a federal firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Luis M. Murillo-Rosales, 25, who has been living in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a foreign citizen who is in the United States illegally.

In court records it is alleged that on May 25, 2014, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 1600 block north of Universal Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

They found a deceased victim and recovered a spent 9 mm shell casing near the body. Witnesses reported seeing a man point a gun at the victim, fire one shot and then flee the scene.

Investigators served a search warrant at Murillo-Rosales’ home in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. They recovered a 9 mm handgun that allegedly was used in the shooting.

Murillo-Rosales was charged in state court in Jackson County, Mo., in connection with the shooting.

If convicted on the federal firearm charge, Murillo-Rosales faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.