JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – A Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting death of a man in Independence.

Tyrone Willard, 20, was charged yesterday with charges filedmurder in the second degree and distributing a controlled substance. Prosecutors allege that Willard shot Phillip Diaz in the Hawthorne Apartment Complex parking lot, the night of December 4th. Authorities say a witness description led them to Willard’s vehicle, where blood was found inside.

Investigators say Willard admitted to meeting Diaz for a drug deal.