OLATHE, Kan. – One man is charged with first degree murder and another two are charged in connection with the murder of an Olathe man.
District Attorney Phill Kline filed first degree murder charges against Alphonse James Jackson, 19, of Kansas City, Mo., in connection with the shooting death of Rodney Keith Butner, Jr., 21.
Butner was shot in Olathe overnight early Friday morning and was transported by Med-Act personnel to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Jackson faces 20 years to life in prison if convicted and is held on a $1 million bond.
Also charged in connection with the incident were Kristofor Allen Washington, 18, of Olathe, for aiding a felon, and Stephen Michael Nelson, 19, for aggravated battery with great bodily harm and aggravated battery with intentional bodily harm. If convicted, Washington faces up to 11 months in prison, while Nelson faces up to 12 months. Both men are held on half million dollar bonds.
Another man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a female suffered minor injuries during the altercation that were unrelated to the gunfire.
All three are set for first appearances Monday at 1:30 p.m.