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Lenexa police release identities of 3 people killed in apparent murder-suicide

Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 16:29:42-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lenexa Police Department released on Monday theidentity of three people killed in a shooting that happened early Sunday morning.

Police said the incident appears to be a murder-suicide.

Officers first responded to the 8400 block of Laurelwood at around 1:20 a.m. on reports of a shooting.

There, they found one person dead inside the home and two other were taken to an area hospital where they both later died.

The victims were identified as John M. Williamson, 20, and Sara M. Beck, 22.

Police said the third person to die, Dustin J. Johnson, 37, is a suspect in the incident.

Danny Chavez, the public information officer with the department, said Monday Johnson allegedly shot and killed Williamson and Beck before taking his own life.

Beck and Johnson are both from Belton, Missouri, while Williamson lived in Lenexa.

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