For Immediate Release
Aug. 10, 2020
A Kansas City man, 40, has been charged in the fatal shooting of two men, ages 67 and 59, in the backyard of a Kansas City residence Saturday evening on East 47th Terrace, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Kevin McClanahan, dob: 8/22/1979, faces two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Kansas City police were dispatched to the area of 47th and Sterling in Kansas City on a call of shots fired. Officers made initial contact with the defendant who was walking in the backyard of a residence in the 112th block of East 47th Terrace. He told officers two people were lying in the backyard. Police located two deceased men. Each victim had been shot to death. Two firearms were found in the backyard along with numerous 9 mm shell casings. Witnesses told police the defendant showed up at the residence with a long gun and a handgun. A witness stated shots were heard. A witness told police she talked the defendant out of shooting her. Another witness stated the defendant seemed agitated with he arrived at the residence. Soon after, the defendant shot the first victim multiple times, then shot the second victim as he was walking up the driveway.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 cash only.
The shooting Saturday evening, which took the lives of victims Arlin Jones and Kenneth Hanan, initiated a violent stretch of 26 hours in which six persons were fatally wounded by gunshot or knife. The violence ran the gamut, from domestic conflict to arguments settled in gunfire to an apparent accidental shooting. "This is the tragic outcome of so many difficult factors, issues that will require our entire community to come together to address," said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.
"Each of these families will endure a new anniversary -- the day their loved one was taken from them," Baker added. "And they must begin to walk the long torturous road of grieving, healing and living without a part of them."
Baker added that victim advocates from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will be reaching out to the families of all the victims in the recent shootings with an offer of support or help.
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.