Neighbors shocked by murder-suicide in Raytown

Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 18:43:20-04

RAYTOWN, Mo. -- Raytown residents have a lot of questions after three men were found dead outside a home Sunday night.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said they are investigating the triple shooting as a murder-suicide.

The men were identified Monday as 57-year-old Chris Bogert, his brother, 54-year-old Mark Bogert, and 59-year-old Dale Villines. They were all from Raytown. 

Police were called shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday to the home in the 11000 block of E. 74th Street for gunshots. Neighbors said the area is usually crime-free. 

“We love Raytown, and things happen in different places that you never think would happen where you're at,” neighbor Debbie Dierking said.

Debbie Dierking and her husband Dennis were coming home from church Sunday when they were blocked by police.

"We drove up and there was a lot of people outside and we couldn't figure out why,” Debbie Dierking said.

Highway Patrol said troopers found three men dead outside the home, all with apparent gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Dierking family said they are still trying to understand why something like this happened in their neighborhood.

“We have never had any trouble whatsoever. We have been here 13-and-a-half years and nothing like this has ever happened. It's a shock,” Dennis Dierking said.

Highway Patrol have not said what led to the shooting between the two brothers and the third man.

People who spoke with 41 Action News said the incident could have started over a motorcycle.

None of the men appear to have a criminal background, nor have police visited the home before. 

People who knew the homeowner were seen going inside the home on Monday afternoon.