Charges filed in fatal Shawnee stabbing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shawnee Police announced an arrest Monday night in the murder of David Paterno, 57.

Vincenzo Lucasta, 49, is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing. His bond is set at $2 million.

Police were sent just after 1 a.m. on August 8 to a physical disturbance in the 21900 block of West 51st Place.

They found Paterno suffering from severe injuries.

He died a short time later at a hospital.

The Metro Squad was activated to help Shawnee detectives investigate the murder. The squad of specially-trained detectives worked the case through Saturday.

Police have not said if they found the driver of a white, four-door GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck that was seen about 1 a.m. in the area of the homicide.

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