For Immedate Release
Aug. 30, 2019
A 17-year-old Kansas Citian has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two men who were fighting outside the Brush Creek Community Center on Aug. 25, 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Treshaun Hawkins, dob: 6/28/2002, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Murder 2nd Degree Felony Murder, two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, police responded about 6:30 p.m. to the area of Brush Creek Community Center in the 3800 block of Emanuel Cleaver Blvd on a reported shooting. A witness said her boyfriend, Cartez Seals, dob: 6/21/1991, had been in fight there when there were gunshots. Another victim, Marcus Neal, dob: 11/21/1989, was struck by gunshots, along with Seals. Another male, later identified as Treshaun Hawkins, was videorecording the fight. Video surveillance showed Seals and Neal in a fight and a gun fell to the ground. Both Seals and Neal were on the ground fighting, when the defendant walked up to them as they were fighting on the ground and shot at them. The defendant fled the scene. A vehicle observed at the scene, a computer check showed, was connected to the defendant. The registered owner, a family member of the defendant, said the defendant had the vehicle the evening of the shootings. The defendant told family members that he was at the scene.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.