Police: 14-year-old boy shoots and kills father at Shawnee business
41 Action News Staff
3:27 PM, Jul 2, 2013
3:48 PM, Jul 3, 2013
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Police say a 14-year-old boy shot and killed his father at a Johnson County, Kan., business Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting happened around 3 p.m. at Lindsey Auction, in the 4700 block of Frisbie in Shawnee.
Police tell 41 Action News the boy's mother and father, who are divorced, frequently meet at the business to exchange custody of the child.
According to police on the scene, the boy walked away from his mother and stepfather, walked up to his father's car and pulled the trigger.
Police have identified the man as 46-year-old Darren Gay. The boy was charged with pre-meditated murder on Wednesday afternoon.
Rylan Sutton lives down the street and can't understand what would push the teenager to shoot his father.
"It's just real shocking that that young of a kid could do something like that," Sutton said, "Wouldn't think of someone doing that to their parent, but I mean, we don't know what's going on in his world."
Oscar Rosales and his family have been coming to the auction for years. They too are left wondering.
"It's pretty shocking because it's so close, and you never think that someone around here would actually do that," Rosales said.
Even police are having a hard time understanding what happened.
"It's absolutely unusual to see something like this," Shawnee Police Major Bill Hisle said, "We have no idea right now what led to this tragedy and certainly that's something we're trying to find out."
We have a crew on the scene and are working to gather more information. Stick with KSHB.com and 41 Action News for updates.