KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man shot and killed outside his Overland Park business on Monday had filed an order of protection in 2017 against a woman with whom he was involved in a custody battle, saying he had concerns for his safety, according to an attorney and court records.
Overland Park police on Monday identified the man suspected of killing him — who died hours later of a self-inflicted gunshot wound — as 60-year-old Scott MacDonald, the woman's boyfriend.
On Tuesday, police said they were looking to speak with that woman, 40-year-old Samantha Andrada, about the two deaths, though authorities said she was not a suspect.
David Flick, 59, was fatally shot as he stepped out of his car outside Terra Technologies on West 135th Street on Monday morning. By Tuesday, more details were coming to light about the connection between Flick and MacDonald, which appeared to center on a custody battle between Flick and Andrada. Police have not released a motive in the deadly shooting.
In 2017, Flick was granted a temporary order of protection from Andrada, who was prohibited from going to his home or employment and communicating with him in any way, according to the order filed in Cass County. The order said they had an intimate relationship and a child in common.
Katie McClaflin, an attorney for Flick, said Tuesday that Flick filed for the order of protection “based on ongoing concerns for his physical safety.”
Four months later, however, a judge dismissed his case after ruling that he did not "sustain his burden of proof to show abuse," records show.
Andrada and Flick were in a years-long custody battle for their child. Flick first filed custody action in 2013 and won sole custody of the child in 2014, according to McClaflin.
Early in 2017, Andrada returned to the Kansas City area after leaving for a few years and filed a motion to modify the custody arrangement.
According to McClaflin, the case was set to go to trial before Flick and Andrada reached an agreement earlier this month. Attorneys were working to finalize the paperwork before the two deaths on Monday.
McClaflin told 41 Action News that MacDonald “had been a key figure in the ongoing conflict between the parties.”
She also issued this statement about Flick:
David was a loving and devoted father to his two young sons. He spent the last several years working and fighting to give them the best lives possible. It is a devastating tragedy for these two little boys to lose the father they have lived with their entire lives. Due to the senseless violence that occurred yesterday, their lives will never be the same. We genuinely hope law enforcement will continue to pursue justice for David.
Terra Technologies President John Kahl also issued a statement Tuesday, offering thanks for the “outpouring of support and sympathy” following Flick’s death.
“Above all, our thoughts go out to the Flick family and to all the friends whose lives David made better,” Kahl stated. “We remain committed to David’s legacy of land conservation, hard work, and service to our clients, and we will continue to honor those principles moving forward.”
One of Flick’s colleagues at Terra Technologies, Shane Staten, released a statement as well:
David was an incredible businessman, conservationist, teacher and friend. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known and was always quick with a joke and a smile. David had an extremely big heart, and I have seen him go out of his way to help others numerous times over the years. He was a major influence on the person I am today, and I can never forget him. Our thoughts go out to his family and to everyone else he touched.