John Buckley : Suspect Charged in Deadly Shooting in South Kansas City

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A suspect has been charged in connection to the deadly shooting that occurred on Thursday afternoon in south Kansas City. Gregory J. Foster has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, according to Jackson County prosecutors.

The incident took place near E. 117th Street and Troost Avenue, south of Minor Park. Kansas City police officers responded to a call just after 3 p.m., where the caller stated that he had shot someone in his basement and left the back door open for officers.

Upon entering the home, officers discovered the deceased victim, later identified as 50-year-old John Buckley, covered with a towel. Shell castings were found nearby. Foster, who shared the residence with the victim, told detectives that he found a note from Buckley stating that he had three days to move out.

According to court documents, Foster retrieved his Glock 17 handgun and went downstairs to the basement where Buckley usually stayed. He found Buckley sitting on the couch, watching television. Without hesitation, Foster approached him and fired multiple shots into his chest until Buckley collapsed.

Afterwards, Foster went back upstairs, grabbed a blanket from the closet, and returned to cover the victim.

This tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning the loss of John Buckley. The motive behind the shooting is still being investigated.

It is important to note that this article contains graphic details of a violent crime. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please reach out to a trusted individual or contact a helpline in your country.

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