KANSAS CITY TRIPLE HOMICIDE SUSPECT!!!
Here's a look at the suspect in yesterday's Kansas City Triple Homicide . . .
Word is he has a pretty extensive criminal background.
DUDE DID TIME IN A HOME INVASION ROBBERY WHERE A CAT WAS BEHEADED!!!
Most of the news from this point is coming from the press conference going on right now @ The Courthouse . . . Authorities are still touting an overall decline in local crime.
Dep Chief Randy Hopkins: "Public helped us catch Brandon Howell. Gave us tip. Engaged community is better for all of us."
@KC POLICE: Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker: Brandon Howell, 34, charged w/ 3 counts 1st degree murder; 2 1st degree agg assaults, burglary, car theft
@KCPOLICE: Howell also charged with felon in possession of firearm.
Jackson County Prosecutor Mean Jean: "This guy will pay"
The newspaper is also touting a connection to a recent double homicide . . .
WDAF: Timeline of South KC murders and eventual arrest of suspect
FOX4 - Live: Prosecutor to announce developments made in triple homicide
KSHB: Man accused in homicide acquitted of '98 murders
FOX4: Suspect charged with 3 counts of 1st degree murder for South KC homicides
KSHB: Witness to south KC shooting speaks out
Presser from the Jackson County Prosecutor's office . . .
Triple murder charges filed
A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with the three homicides and two assaults that occurred Tuesday in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Brandon B. Howell, (dob: 5/24/1980), faces three Murder 1st Degree charges, two Assault 1st Degrees, Burglary 1st Degree, Stealing a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and four counts of Armed Criminal Action.
According to court records, officers arrived in the south Kansas City neighborhood after a 911 caller stated, “Help at address, shotgun.” They found a woman in her driveway of 3 Woodbridge Lane deceased from a gunshot. Inside the residence of 1 E. Woodbridge Lane, officers found two victims in the basement. They were severely injured. Two more victims were found in the front yard of a nearby residence. They also had died from gunshot wounds.
Witnesses, according to court records, told police they heard gun shots and observed a beige Toyota Highlander driving on Woodbridge and they saw a male exit the vehicle with a long gun. He approached one victim as she left her residence, shot her one time, then left in the Toyota.
Later the same day, according to court records, police officers were dispatched to a Motel 6 in the Northland, where three victims reported a man followed them to their room and assaulted them. Police found nearby the Toyota Highlander believed to be taken from the south Kansas City home at the time of the three homicides. Just before midnight, police arrested the defendant on Interstate 29 at NW 72nd Street. He had a shotgun in his right pant leg and had two spent shotgun shells in his pocket, as well as keys to the Toyota. A firearms traced revealed Howell had purchased the shotgun he carried Tuesday night in 2000.
Prosecutors have requested that Howell be held in custody without bond.
Developing . . .