UPDATE: Lenexa suspects says he was kidnapped

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A 27-year-old man charged with the shooting deaths of a man and his stepson in suburban Kansas City told police he killed them after they kidnapped him.

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LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old man charged with the shooting deaths of a man and his stepson in suburban Kansas City told police he killed them after they kidnapped him.

Alexander W. Brune of Lenexa has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 9 deaths of 47-year-old Brian Baskind and 79-year-old Clifford Preston. The men were found stabbed to death inside a Lenexa home.

Prosecutors say Brune, who's jailed on $2 million bond, killed the men during a burglary and attempted robbery.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1rZboMt ) that court documents released this week show Brune called police that night after being shot in the abdomen and told police the men kidnapped him, drove him to a house and that he stabbed both men while trying to escape.


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A suspect is in jail after being arrested in the shooting deaths of a man and his stepson in a suburban Kansas City home.

Police say the man was arrested Wednesday and was booked into jail on two counts of first-degree murder.

Officers found the bodies of 47-year-old Brian Baskind and 79-year-old Clifford Preston at the home in Lenexa on July 9.

A third man who was wounded was found in front of the house.

Other details about the shooting have not been released.


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Lenexa police have identified the two men shot to death in a home in the Kansas City home but few other details about the shootings are being released.

Police say the men who died were 47-year-old Brian Baskind and 79-year-old Clifford Preston.

They were found dead Wednesday night after police were called to the home by a man who said he had been shot. Officers found the caller outside the home with a gunshot wound, and the two men dead inside the house.

Police have not released the relationship between the three men. The wounded man's name has not been publicized.


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Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and one injured in a Kansas City suburb.

The shooting at a home in Lenexa was reported about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a man called to say he had been shot but he was not sure where he was.

KSHB-TV reports police were able to use GPS technology to track the man to the home. When they arrived, they found the man outside the home and the two bodies inside.

Police spokesman Dan Friesen says investigators have not determined the relationship of the people involved in the shooting, or the circumstances of the shooting. No other information was released early Thursday.


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