IN THE SHOOTING NEAR WENDY’S ON NOV. 15
A man alleged to have been part of a drug deal where two people were shot has now been charged with murder.
Terrion M. Gully-Henry, age 22, of Leavenworth, was originally charged with attempting to deliver marijuana, but was arraigned Tuesday, Dec. 5 on additional charges of felony murder and armed criminal action.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said the new charges were the result of the ongoing investigation of the Nov. 15 shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Wendy’s restaurant in Platte City.
Zahnd said, “When someone dies in Platte County during an alleged drug deal, we’re going to turn over every stone to try to hold accountable the person we believe is responsible. I thank the Platte City Police Department and the Kansas City Metro Squad for their tireless efforts in this case.”
According to court documents, two people–who were brothers–were shot on November 15 in the parking lot of the Wendy’s restaurant at 1400 Platte Falls Road in Platte City. One of the brothers was shot in the head and died. The other victim was shot in the neck and transported to North Kansas City hospital.
Court documents also detail an alleged Snapchat conversation on Nov. 15 between one of the brothers and Gully-Henry in which the brothers agree to buy two “zips,” or 56 grams, of marijuana for $330 plus a $10 delivery fee. At about 5:40 that night, one of the brothers allegedly sent a Snapchat message showing the location of the Platte City QuikTrip, which is near the Wendy’s where the shooting occurred.
Platte City police received the assistance of the Kansas Metro Squad in the early days of the investigation. The Metro Squad is comprised of detectives from multiple Missouri and Kansas law enforcement agencies and is activated in homicide cases where a suspect is not immediately identifiable.
Gully-Henry is being held in the Platte County detention center without bond. If convicted on the murder charge, he faces 10 years to life in prison. If convicted of the other charges, he faces up to seven years in prison for attempted delivery of a controlled substance and between three and 15 years in prison for armed criminal action.