Crime

DNA links teenager to April killing of Kansas City woman, prosecutors say

Kindrea Brown
Kindrea Brown Courtesy of Kansas City Police Department

A Kansas City teenager has been charged with murder in the April 13 fatal shooting of a woman on the Paseo.

Jackson County prosecutors charged 19-year-old Kenneth G. Flowers with second-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Kindrea Brown.

He is also charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action.

Brown was fatally shot inside her home in the 6900 block of the Paseo.

Flowers was linked by DNA testing to shell casings found at the homicide scene, according to an affidavit filed by prosecutors.

Kansas City police later found a .40-caliber handgun under the seat in a car that Flowers was riding in. Laboratory testing linked it to shell casings found at the scene of the shooting, according to the court document.

Investigators were also able to determine that Flowers’ cell phone was in the area at the time of the shooting.

Flowers is in custody and prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond.

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