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31-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder For Killing His Stepfather In Overland Park

On Wednesday, 31-year-old Phillip J. Stanley was charged with first-degree murder as she was involved in a fatal shooting case of his stepfather in Overland Park.

According to a spokesman for the Overland Park Police Department, Officer John Lacy, the cops received a call at around 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday in the 9200 block of Nieman Road concerning a verbal disturbance. The call was from Stanley’s mother and she told that her son and husband were involved in a verbal fight.

The cops responded to the call and identified their home. They heard gunshots when they approached the home and took cover. The mother was still communication on phone with the dispatchers and told them that her son had shot his stepfather.

Sometime after the shooting, Stanley left the home. He obeyed the commands given by the cops and surrendered. The cops took him into custody.

When the cops entered the home, they found Gates dead as he sustained a gunshot wound. They also found the weapon which was used for shooting.

Stanley’s mother didn’t have any idea why they were arguing and why he shot him.

He was charged in Johnson County District Court as he was responsible for the death of 62-year-old Henry Gates Jr. His bond was set at $1 million.

The Jackson County court records showed that Stanley is currently facing an auto theft charge. The case stems back to December 2015 when he took a vehicle from a used car dealer’s lot in central Kansas City. A GPS tracking device was installed in the vehicle, so the cops located it after a short period of time. The cops took him into custody for auto theft.

His record also shows that he was convicted for resisting arrest and distribution of a controlled substance.

News Source: www.KansasCity.com

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