UMKC student charged in March shooting death of man

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a University of Missouri-Kansas City student on second-degree murder and armed criminal action counts in the March shooting death of another man over what police called a gambling feud.

Zyan Teague, 21, is charged in the March 20 death of 31-year-old Byren Dennie, of Kansas City, the Kansas City Star <a href=”https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article251140969.html” target=”&mdash;blank”>reported</a>. Officers found Dennie lying in the grass in an empty lot in the Ivanhoe Southwest neighborhood with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Witnesses told police that Teague was among a group of people invited to Dennie’s home after leaving a Kansas City night club, investigators said. The group had been gambling when an argument began that led to a fight outside the home, police said.

Witnesses said that Teague had fought with Dennie outside, and police said Teague was allegedly seen leaving the area in a silver sedan registered to him. Police said shell casings and a shoe left behind at the scene were matched to a gun, ammunition and the other shoe later found in Teague’s dorm room.