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Tityana Coppage Biography
Tityana Coppage is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 36-year-old Keith Lars.
Coppage told police that Lars pulled out a gun and fired at the stopped vehicle, records show. She said he was going to get out of his vehicle and he was going to shoot, but Lars told him to stay where he was. She said she then fired through the passenger window into the vehicle and Lars was caught in a crossfire.
Tityana Coppage age
Tityana Coppage is 22 years old.
Arrested – Charges
Lars was shot and killed in a series of events that ended on Admiral Boulevard and Virginia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri on January 13.
According to the indictment documents, Coppage allegedly shot Lars because he believed he was involved in the shooting death of his brother.
Jayson Ugwuh, 16, was shot and killed on January 10 in the 5600 block of Paloma Avenue. He was the third youth homicide victim in the family in recent years.
His aunt, Aishah Coppage, confirmed that her son, Montell Ross, 8, and her nephew, Jayden Ugwuh, 9, were killed in 2016 while playing video games. Police believe the shooting was directed, but that the children were not the intended victims.
The shooting incident that claimed Lars’s life began near Benson Boulevard and Thompson Avenue, where police later found 23 casings of two different sizes.
Witnesses told KCPD officers that someone shot two men from a black van, and one man returned fire. That’s when Lars was shot. A witness helped Lars into the car and the other man drove him.
According to the documents, that car later arrived in the area of Admiral Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, where the driver called for help and witnesses tried to help, but the first responders declared Lars deceased.
The documents also indicated that it was not the first time that Lars had been shot and that his family said that someone was looking for him in the death of that person’s 16-year-old son.
Before the deadly shooting, Coppage allegedly asked Lars to meet up another time and jumped in front of his vehicle while someone else was shooting at him. Lars was not injured in that case.
Video footage of the deadly shooting helped police arrest Coppage.
The documents indicated that Coppage told police that she knew where Lars would be and met with him. He told her to follow her in her vehicle where they came to a parking lot. She said Lars got out of her vehicle and approached hers when another vehicle stopped.
Further investigation revealed that Coppage’s weapon matched the weapon used at the scene of Lars’ shooting.
The documents also show that Coppage’s cell phone showed text messages asking for bullets from someone named “Auntie” and another one sent after the shooting that said, “LOL I used to have a lot of brothers.”
Another text message was sent to the phone of her deceased brother of hers saying, in part, “… I owe you that body,” the records showed.