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Local resident has been charged in the death of a neighbor who was hit by a stray bullet while standing in his house



KANSAS CITY, Kan. — According to the police officials, his name is James Edward Merritt Jr., and he is charged with first-degree murder in the March 31 death of 50-year-old Mark Winner.

Merritt was involved in a shooting outside Winner’s home when a stray bullet went through a window and hit Winner, who died at the scene.He fled but was arrested earlier this month in Topeka.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated when new information is available.