Kansas City man charged in June 4 homicide outside apartment complex

KC man charged in June 4 homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the June 4, 2014, death of Shaunda Thomas, whose body was found in the outdoor playground near a Kansas City apartment complex, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced on Monday.

Freddie D. Price, 32, faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and violation of order of protection.

According to court records, the victim’s body was found outside the Maple Hills Apartment Complex on the morning of June 4 .

Numerous shell casings were found near the body, according to police.

Video surveillance showed the victim fleeing a man who exited her vehicle with her at about 3 a.m. on June 4. He grabbed her from behind and walked her to the playground and then was observed a brief time later walking away alone from the playground. He walked to her vehicle and drove off.

Police said they recovered a firearm from the property that tests later showed matched shell casings found at the crime scene.

Thomas had filed a domestic violence report on May 20, 2014, listing Price as having struck her with a spiked bat and flattened tires on her vehicle. A judge signed the order on May 23 and set a hearing date for June 4, the day her body was found by police.

Prosecutors have requested a cash bond of $300,000.

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