Police identify 3 people killed in shooting at Lenexa home Sunday

Lenexa Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning at a home near Shawnee Mission Park that left two people dead and a third critically injured. Above, investigators stand in front of the home with police tape cordoning off a vehicle parked on the curb in front. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

This story was updated at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28

Three people have died following a shooting early Sunday at a home in Lenexa.

On Monday, Lenexa Police identified the deceased as:

  • John M. Williamson, 20, of Lenexa;
  • Sara Beck, 22, of Belton, Missouri; and
  • Dustin Johnson, 37, of Belton, Missouri.

Police were called to 8411 Laurelwood Street just before 1:20 a.m. Sunday, just south of Shawnee Mission Park.

Key takeaways

• Three people are dead following a shooting at a Lenexa home near Shawnee Mission Park early Sunday.

• Police say the deceased were a man in his 30s and a man and woman, both in their 20s.

• These are the first homicides in Lenexa since 2014, not counting an incident last year in which a police officer shot and killed a man responding to a 911 call at a hotel.

Three Johnson County Med-Act ambulances responded to the scene.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were transported to an area trauma center in critical condition.

Lenexa Police confirmed early Sunday that one of the two people taken to the hospital later died. They announced Sunday shortly before noon that the second hospitalized person had died, as well.

Police have not identified the deceased, but they were a male in his 30s, a male in his 20s and a female in her 20s.

Officers cordoned off the house and front yard along with a car parked on the street in front of the house.

A block further west on Penrose Lane, officers surrounded another parked car with police tape, and an officer kept watch over that vehicle.

Police Chief Dawn Layman and numerous detectives arrived on the scene shortly before 3 a.m.

The department’s mobile command vehicle was also brought into the cul-de-sac at that time.

Check back with this report for updates as more information is released.

Mike Frizzell is a freelance crime and fire reporter who runs Operation 100 News.