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Overland Park Police Department working to 'piece together' Sunday's homicide

Man charged in connection to homicide
Posted at 3:53 PM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 13:55:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Overland Park Police Department is investigating a Sunday morning fatal shooting.

About 20 friends and family members partied into the early morning hours at a house in the 9700 block of West 145th Terrace.

Police responded to the house around 6 a.m. on a shooting call.

By the time police got there, family members had already rushed the victim to a local hospital.

The victim — identified as Sharell Holloman, 46, of Wichita — died of her injuries at the hospital.

Police are questioning a person of interest and other people at the party. Police say Holloman knew the suspect.

OPPD spokesperson John Lacy said detectives are working to piece the incident together.

Lacy said the home is an Airbnb rental. It's managed by a group called, which manages properties in Kansas, Boston and Texas.

The manager, who is in Texas, told KSHB 41 News he has no information but was shocked to hear about the shooting.

KSHB 41 News reached out to Airbnb but had not heard back as of Monday afternoon.

A neighbor said there have been loud, obnoxious parties at the rental in the past but nothing that made her feel unsafe. However, she said this particular party was concerning, as the neighborhood is usually very quiet.

On Monday afternoon, Johnson County prosecutors charged Anthony Duane Smith with one count of second degree murder in connection to the death of Holloman.

Prosecutors have request a $500,000 bond.

Family of Holloman created a GoFundMe page to assist with funeral expenses.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact OPPD at 913-344-8742 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.