The suspect, Michael Brown (b/m, 28), is charged with capital murder in the 183rd State District Court for his role in the killing of Travis Cary, 52, of the above address.
A second male, Darius Keener, 20, was shot during the incident and pronounced deceased at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Detective K. McDonald reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the residence at the above address and found Messrs. Cary and Keener with gunshot wounds lying on the ground near the front porch area. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the men deceased.
Further investigation determined Cary was talking with an unknown female on his front porch for several minutes. She then left. Moments later, two unknown black males approached Cary while he was still on his porch. Both males fought with Cary and, during the fight, Cary and one of the suspects (Keener) were shot. The surviving suspect ran toward a newer model, silver Nissan Murano or Rogue parked nearby on Leawood and fled the scene. The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Leawood.
In July 2019, further investigation identified Brown as a person of interest who investigators believed had direct knowledge of what occurred in the incident.
On Tuesday (Sept. 8), Brown was arrested without incident and subsequently charged in the case.