LAWRENCE, Kan. — The man involved shootout Sunday that resulted in the death of an Overland Park police officer also burglarized a Lawrence business on three occasions, according to the business' manager.
Phillip Michael Carney, 38, of Overland Park, died after being involved in a shootout with Officer Michael Mosher.
An employee at the Cigar House told 41 Action News that Carney had frequented the business and tried to get a job. The employee said the cigar lounge stopped hearing from him until Carney started breaking in.
Carney, according to the manager, tried to hit a police officer who responded during the first burglary.
41 Action News learned Carney has a long criminal history in Johnson County. In November he was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, according to court documents. He was scheduled to go to court in July.
In 2017, Carney pleaded guilty to to obstructing the legal process. Prosecutors dismissed a domestic battery charge at the time.
Court documents also show that in 2014 Carney plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and criminal damage of less than $1,000.