Two killed in dispute over firewood

Two men were killed in a dispute over a load of firewood they had just delivered on February 10, 2021, in Parkville, Missouri.

On the night of the shooting, investigators say the shooting suspect, who was not identified, went home and then contacted police. Charges had not been filed in the ongoing investigation.

Kalob Lawson, 34, an arborist, was delivering firewood with Jonathan Lutz, 44, and a teenaged helper. After dropping off the wood and leaving, the victims realized someone was following them and trying to force them to pull over. According to police, the pursuing vehicle stopped in front of the truck and a male exited the vehicle and began firing a handgun at the truck, striking both men.

The shooter reportedly yelled, “You shorted my dad on firewood,” prior to firing the gun.

Relatives say Lawson died at the scene. Lutz was taken to the hospital, where he died. The juvenile was unharmed, according to a KCTV5 News report.

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