Man shot in head, dies in Junction City

Man shot in head, dies in Junction City

There are 222 comments on the The Topeka Capital-Journal story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Man shot in head, dies in Junction City. In it, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that:

Junction City police are releasing little information about the death of a man who was shot in the head Wednesday afternoon.

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latonya mccain

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#1 Jan 17, 2008
why would a wife who just walked outside and find her husband body call down to alabama to her mother first. her story has changed four times nothing sounds right there is foul play in this one somewhere.
Ret Army wife

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#2 Jan 23, 2008
I cannot understand who in there right mind would call home before dialing 911 something smells here.That would be the first thing I would have done without even thinking of calling home. I have to agree there is foul play somewhere.
Debbie

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#3 Jan 23, 2008
Junction not what it used to be!
MY OPINION

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#4 Jan 23, 2008
I think there is definitely foul play in the mix. How can a wife make a call home to Alabama to her mother first, and who knows who else she called, before calling 911. the news article says he was later pronounce dead on the scene after the emergency officials had arrived, meaning if she would have called 911 first he might have had a chance to survive. unless she wanted him to die. She needs to be investigated. I believe there could have been some FOUL PLAY ALL DAY LONG>
Auntie

Douglasville, GA

#5 Jan 23, 2008
So young a death is so devastatingly painful to a Mother,Father,Sister,and Family.The lack of concern for life is worse.Simple--common--courtesy SHOULD allow any of us to scream out for help.But for a LOVED one---screams should've been heard around the globe.Is it appropiate to examine the root of all evils here?
Concerned Citizen

Anniston, AL

#6 Jan 23, 2008
I agree there is some foul play, and they need to put the wife under investagation.
latonya mccain

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#7 Jan 25, 2008
hopefully an investigation will be done. sometimes at first glance you see what other people want you to see. but you got to get to know the boy who became the man. understand that he was talking about getting his music on track, coming into money and taking care of his kids, talking to his sister on the phone whom he tells everything to. i will never give up on finding the truth. because i know my son and nothing is adding up. he had his whole life ahead of him and he was finally getting ready to truly have what he always wanted.
latonya mccain

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#8 Jan 25, 2008
the wife was said to be sleep, the shot happened between 8 and 8:30a.m. probably 10 steps from their bedroom window and she said she didnt hear the shot. she said she stayed sleep till 12:00noon. I cant believe my grandbaby stayed sleep that long she never has. but neighbors heard the shot (go figure)
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Atlanta, GA

#9 Jan 27, 2008
Not hearin a gun go off just a few feet away from your window. A baby stayin sleep till noon. all a bunch of bull to me. if the wife didnt do it, she knows who did. Callin folks all the way in Alabama, what in the world did she think they were going to do.God knows and the person responsable will get what they deserve.
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#10 Jan 28, 2008
On the morning of January 09 2008, someone heard the fatal gun-shot that took the life of a young man who was just beginning his life. Someone seen something and someone knows something, Please be the concern citizen that you are and come forth and tell what you seen or heard. A mother is hurting,she suspects foul play... because she says she knows her son. After reading the other comments nothing adds up, seem like the wife knows more than shes telling,maybe she do needs to be investigated. Calling to Alabama before calling 911, Not hearing a gun shot outside in the yard,(not across the street,or a block away) But in the yard about 10 steps away, COME ON NOW.....IF she didn't contribute in pulling the trigger, she knows who did.
Ret Army wife

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#11 Jan 29, 2008
I have to agree with MY OPINION someone knows something. Why wasnt this women up she has a baby to take care of. Does this women stay up all night and keeps the baby up with her so she sleeps all day? Calling her mother before dialing 911? I hope the police are checking this all out.
My heart goes out to his mother. The loss of a child is not natural, my prayers go out to you. Now this little baby will grow up without her daddy. Someone out there knows something. If the wife is involved she has told someone something.
Was there problems in this marriage? I hope the truth comes out and whoever is involved gets punished.
latonya mccain

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#12 Jan 29, 2008
hopefully someone who is reading this or will come across this will read this and remember something. im hoping the ARMY is looking into this because i know they have came across some unusual behavior in her. he joined the army in November of 06, last year at this time i was getting ready to go and see him graduate basic trainging. and when he did he held me so tight and said I DID IT MA. we hugged for what seem to be forever but he was so proud that he made it thru. the last time i seen him was in december of 07 and again proud of everthing that was going good in his life and if i knew that that would be the last time i saw my baby i would have been still holding on. someone knows something all it takes is one person he has two kids that will grow up without a father. a wife that found his body and went to play bingo later and when signing the papers from the military looked up and asked where is her money. the same night told his dad who wanted something of his son dont get his clothes that her cousins wanted them. am i mad yes i am my son deserved better than he got and is still getting. am i wont rest till i know the truth because nothing is right with none of this. again someone knows something you dont sleep thru a shot gun blast.
Ret Army wife

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#13 Jan 31, 2008
OMG the wife went to play bingo the night her husband was killed? And asked where is her money! No doubt she is involved in this. I hope the Army didnt give her a dime! I pray before she gets anything they investigate this mess. My husband is Ret army, but I remember while he was in, some of the wives, I dont know where they came from, but they werent women I would want my sons bringing home to meet the family. For some strange reason some of these wives seem to think you get rich in the Army lol what a joke! Well I hope your son gets the juctice he deserves.My prayers go to you and your son.
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#14 Jan 31, 2008
little by little important info,is being told about the death on Janary 09 2008. It really struck a nerve with me to find out that the wife went to play BINGO on the night of her husband MURDER.And then after signing papers from the military asked WHERE IS MY MONEY? Now thats supicious.She's acting as if she or someone else had a HIT out on him and was demanding to be paid. and then the wife tell the father the cousin wanted his clothes. Why would a cousin ask a suppose to be grieving wife for her dead husband clothes hours after his death.HELLOOOOO.Where is Justice, Where is the Military, Where is the Investigators, someone
needs to be investigating. My prayers go out to the mother,May your son rest in peace, and may Justice be served. Neighbors Please Be the concern citizen that you are and come forth, I believe in my heart that someone know, heard and saw something.PLEASE DO IT For The Grieving Mother, so she will have some PEACE. Thank You..........
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Gulfport, MS

#15 Feb 1, 2008
I don't think the wife went to play BINGO at all that was an excuse to get out the house. Maybe she had to get in thouch with the one she had to kill her husband.What kind of woman is she? Then she won't give his dad anything of his son. What did she give his mother? What have she told his mother or have she even talked to his mother? Sound mighty fishy to me. I bet her family knows something and they are being quite. This man's family is hurting and they need answers. That right mom you keep looking for justice,and you will get it. Because what's done in the dark will come to light. So please if anyone seen or heard anything come forth even if you think it's not important that may be the key to solving this case .
latonya mccain

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#16 Feb 2, 2008
the incident happened on 127th east10th at the apartments between 8 and 8:30a.m someone probaly heard someone running away or even if you heard a door shut right after the incident. sometimes you dont know its the little things that help and you might not think is important but it turns out that it just might be.
Lynett Jakiel

Birmingham, AL

#17 Feb 6, 2008
All my life I have known this boy who grew up to be a man. I honestly haven't really been able to speak my thoughts on this whole situation because it really hurts and upsets me; however, I knew him like I know the back of my hand. He was my first everything. When I was told what happened to him I just paused and busted into tears. I knew right then and there that something wasn't right with the whole situation. Even after a month of his death I am very shocked to hear all that has been said. I mean if anybody knew him, knows that he was very happy with life and knows exactly how he felt about suicide and what not. He loved kids, especially his two little girls. He loved music and was accomplishing soooo much with that. Why would ANYBODY want to take a life of another; especially, somebody that had accomplished soooo much and was still in the process of accomplishing more????? It really doesn't make sense!!! I guess one would do so out of envy or what not. I know there are those gold diggers out there who want money and would probably do anything to get it BUT why kill/have the one that you're soooo "in love" with killed???? I look at it like this if you want the money or need it bad enough then GET A JOB or STAND ON A CORNER!!!!! That's just how I feel about it.... I personally don't believe that she ever loved him. IF she "loved" him soooo much than why did she change the place of the funeral like 2-3 times and then also changed the time after it was already stated in the newspaper, WHY was his service in a place that looked like a small crack house when IF all his family were there then it would had been packed out even more than it already was???? I mean there was not any seats left in that small place, people were outside it paying him their last respect. Better yet why in the world did she not shed a real tear during his service nor at the burial site???? At least if you're going to fake cry make it seem real some what... I know that JUSTICE will be served sooner or later!!!! I'm going to college for Criminal Justice and if this case is not solved by the time I get out and all that, one better believe that I will take my little happy butt up to Kansas and solve it myself. I know in my heart he would do the same for me and I'll never forget him nor what happened to him because in my heart and gut I know she had something to do with his death or knows more than she is letting known.
Lynett Jakiel

Birmingham, AL

#18 Feb 6, 2008
Oh and another thing HOW IN THE WORLD did she not hear the gun shot????? Sorry to say it but if I can hear when somebody pulls up at my house and is walking up to my door while I'm asleep then I know very well that she heard that shot. Plus where people park at my house is bout 20ft from my front porch.... Come on now that little trifling girl heard something or knew something. And you know she's a gold digger by the statement made, when she was given the papers. Now I have sat back and watched a family that has been a major part of my life for the past 16-17yrs fall apart and be very badly disrespected. I mean from my understanding she didn't contact his side of the family until well after.... Now what kind of wife, girlfriend, or even friend would do such a thing???? Another thing that's really got me upset is HOW IN THE WORLD is she not going to give HIS FATHER, HIS BLOOD his clothing????? Her "cousin" wanted it well sorry to say it hunny but IF the "cousin" needs clothes that bad then there's always Salvation Army or Good Will or some other way to get them!!!!!!!!! How rude could one possibly be???? That's the ultimate disrespect plus his father let the both of y'all live with him, under his roof!!!!! Oh naw she's wrong for that. I personally don't believe the clothes were for her "cousin" maybe she was cheating and they were for the one she was cheating with or maybe there is some kind of evidence on his clothing that she doesn't want to be discovered..... But seriously PLEASE if anybody knows something then COME FORTH!!!!!!!! Let what you know be known that way JUSTICE will be served and he'll rest in peace!!!!

Since: Feb 08

Birmingham, AL

#19 Feb 6, 2008
Ms. Latonya, I honestly don't mean to offend you by any means if I have by what I have stated on here. I apologize if anything that I've stated does so. If you ever need anything please let me know. I'll always be here for y'all and I'm always going to love y'all!!!!
Ret Army wife

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#20 Feb 6, 2008
I have been following all this, I didnt know this young man or his family. But just from what I have been reading something stinks! What I want to know is what is the Army doing about it? Are they checking everything out? And the wife, is she being investigated? The thing that really stood out was the fact that she didnt hear anything, and then when the military brought her those papers her question was about HER money? That would have been the last thing on my mind, I would have been so heartbroken, I know not everyone grieves the same, but this women doesnt seem to grieve at all. I would like to hear what she has to say about all this. What is her story. Anyone in there right mind would have dialed 911 that would be the first thing ANYONE would have done, but to call her family? Like what were they going to do to help him? was she buying time? Making sure he was really dead... I pray that they check this out thru and thru, and not let up! It may take a long time but this will catch up with whoever is involved. Funny ppl seem to not care till they hear there is a reward out for info. I wonder if there was a reward out, would ppl come forth? My prayers go out to this family, and those poor little girls who have to grow up without there daddy.

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