NewsCrime

Actions

Sentencing date set for former KCPD Det. Eric DeValkenaere

Sentencing scheduled for March 2022
KCPD Detective Eric DeValkenaere
Posted at 1:52 PM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 14:52:05-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sentencing date was set on Thursday for former KCPD detective Eric DeValkenaere, who was convicted for shooting and killing Cameron Lamb in 2019.

On Nov. 19, Jackson County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Dale Youngs announced DeValkenaere was guilty of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

At the center of the trial was whether or not DeValkenaere and his partner had the right to be on Lamb's property.

During his four-day trial, Youngs decided they didn't and ruled they were the initial aggressors in the incident.

DeValkenaere will be sentenced on March 3, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. He will remain out on bond pending his sentencing.

KSHB 41 has reached out to DeValkenaere's attorney for comment and is awaiting a response.

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 P3Tips.com.

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.