Two Independence men face charges of second-degree murder and burglary after a third alleged burglar suffered a fatal gunshot wound, according to Independence police.
Jackson County filed the charges Sunday against Phillip A. Kisner, 41, and Dustin Donlan, 18.
The 16-year-old who died was shot in the home late Friday in the 2200 block of Ellison Way after a resident of the home interrupted an apparent burglary.
The resident, James E. Faseler, was also shot and was in critical condition Sunday. Faseler, a Kansas City Royals fan, had gained fame for his “bringing the thunder” dance captured on Kauffman Stadium’s Jumbotron. The Royals Twitter page Sunday asked for “thoughts and prayers” for their longtime fan.
According to police, the fatally wounded teen was driven to the hospital by his mother.
Police took Kisner and Donlan into custody Friday night. According to the police statement, Kisner, Donlan and the other teenager had entered the home and removed a television, stereo equipment and other items.
Donlan allegedly said that he saw the homeowner arriving and that he fled the house. Two gunshots were fired, the statement said. But there were conflicting statements on who fired shots.
The homeowner said he did not have a gun nor were there any he was aware of in his home. Kisner denied having a gun or ammunition in his possession, but he could not explain how the homeowner was shot, the statement said. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000 for Kisner and $100,000 for Donlan.