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KCMO teen charged in shooting deaths of 2 men

Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 15:00:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, teenager is accused of killing two men outside the Brush Creek Community Center on Sunday, Jackson County prosecutors said.

Treshaun Hawkins, 17, was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree felony murder and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with the shooting deaths of Cartez Seals, 28, and Marcus Neal, 29.

According to court records, a witness told police that Seals and Neal met outside the community center at Cleveland Avenue and Cleaver II Boulevard to discuss a fight they had been having.

The witness told police there was another person there who was recording the altercation on a cell phone.

Surveillance video showed Seals and Neal involved in a physical altercation and a gun falling to the ground. Hawkins, who is seen recording the incident, then walks up to the men, produces a handgun and begins to shoot them, according to court records.

Hawkins allegedly fled the scene on foot.

Police later determined that Hawkins and one of the victims arrived at the scene together in a yellow Ford Escape. Officers located the owner of the car, a family member, who said that Hawkins had used the vehicle and never returned it.

Hawkins was booked into the Jackson County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.