Isaac Perdomo-Paz, 18, may never taste freedom again. He is in
jail for the murders of Delfino Elizondo, 22, North Kansas City
high school student Dejan Joksimovic, 18, and Armin Hamidovic, 18.
All were shot in the head during a party inside a room at the Red
Roof Inn near I-435 and Armour Road.
“It’s scary,” said Jeanna Whitson, a parent
who lives in southern Clay County. “It makes you wonder where
does an 18-year-old get a gun?”
“Something went wrong and three people lost their lives
for no reason,” said Enis Hamidovic, Armin’s
Motive remains unclear. However, court records said a witness
told police three men associated with the East Side Loco street
gang were present at the party. Another witness said she was warned
not to talk to police, according to court records. Prosecutors said
a third witness received an anonymous call telling her to go along
with a story made up for police or “get the same thing as the
guys in the motel.”
All of it worries Sheriff Bob Boydston.
“It does concern me that we are seeing signs of gang
activity, especially in the southern part of Clay County,”
Sheriff Boydston said.
While also worried, parents living in the area are not
“We have a son who goes to the high school,” Whitson
said. “We hear about it. So, we know it happens. It’s
just that it hurts when it hits so close to home.”
“It makes me want to reach out and petition the police
department to really crack down on the activity,” said Maria
Davis, another parent.
“We’re going to have to re-evaluate, as law
enforcement, how we look at these circumstances and how we address
them,” Sheriff Boydston said.
The first step is making sure three murdered men get justice,