Suspect in Overland Park missing teen case had violent past

Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 19:28:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The suspect in what police believe is a murder-suicide had a violent past.

Kansas City police named Kareem McCoy-Lee as a suspect in the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Mikayla Norris of Overland Park. He was found dead Tuesday from what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

McCoy-Lee, who lived in Kansas City and was from Florida, had a lengthy criminal history.

In September, a police report shows McCoy-Lee was accused of stabbing an ex-girlfriend.

Though no criminal charges appear to have been filed in that apparent incident, a personal protection ordered was filed against McCoy-Lee around the same time.

A Facebook post reportedly written by McCoy-Lee shows him talking about wanting to kill his ex-girlfriend and her mother. 

According to court records, McCoy-Lee was also charged with assault in early 2017 and in 2015 for other incidents that occurred in Kansas City.

While living in Florida, McCoy-Lee was charged with domestic violence in 2013.

In that incident, police report that McCoy-Lee admitted to pulling his girlfriend's hair and throwing her to the ground while in an argument over the girl's ex-boyfriend.