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Son allegedly kills stepfather during argument in Overland Park

Posted July 19

— Authorities in Overland Park have arrested a man after they say he murdered his stepfather early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. at a duplex on Nieman Road near 92nd Street.

Police say they were called to the duplex over a family dispute.

As officers approached the house they heard between five and seven gunshots. The officers hid behind trees and pulled out their guns.

The suspect then walked out the door. The murder weapon was still inside the house.

Officers told the man to put his hands up and then took him into custody.

Police say the suspect was in his 30s and that he shot his 62-year-old stepfather during an argument. The suspect's mother called 911.

"She was very distressed, obviously, but my heart goes out to the family and we aren't really saying the name yet because the family has not been notified yet," Overland Park Public Information Officer John Lacy said.

Neighbors say they didn't hear anything but were shocked to learn about the shooting when they woke up on Wednesday.

"Wow, you know. My goodness. You know things like this don't usually happen out here," said Jennifer Johnson, a woman who has lived in the area for seven years. "I lived in Argentine 30 years ago and it was every other night, you know what I mean, but no."

Authorities do not know what started the argument. The suspect and the mother are both speaking with detectives.

The crime scene unit is assisting police with the investigation.

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