KCK man charged in deadly weekend stabbing, police say

Posted at 5:03 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 18:03:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas, man was arrested and booked into jail in connection with a deadly stabbing over the weekend, according to police.

On Thursday, KCK police said Gerald Chatman, 40, was charged with intentional second-degree murder and fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a possible shooting in the 2200 block of Troup Avenue. Officers found a man lying in the grass who had been stabbed.

The victim, 45-year-old T. Thompson Stephenson, was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Chatman allegedly fled the scene but was taken into custody by the Kansas Highway Patrol following a pursuit.

On Thursday afternoon, Chatman was being held in the Wyandotte County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Police said the homicide remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

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