KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Authorities are seeking a suspect in connection with an overnight deadly shooting that led to an hours-long stadoff at a house where a suspect was believed to have been holed up.
The incident began shortly after 4 a.m. when police responded to a shooting call near the intersection of 22nd Street and Garfield Avenue. Arriving officers found a man in his mid-20s outside a home, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Police have identified him as Felipe Fernandes III, 37, of Kansas City, Kan.
Witnesses led police to believe a potential suspect had run into an adjacent home, around which police set up a perimeter and attempted to contact the subject. After they obtained a search warrant, police entered the home shortly before noon and conducted a search, but found no one inside. They broke down their security perimeter shortly before 3 p.m.
About an hour later, they issued a news release, saying they had gathered information during their investigation that leads them to ask the public’s help in locating two persons of interest in the case -- Sherman B. Judie IV, age 27, and Devin M. Russell, age 29. Judie is 5’11” and weighs 160 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. Russell turned himself in on Sunday evening.
Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the TIPS Hotline, (816) 474-TIPS (8477).
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