Police: Teenager fired first in Coffeyville triple homicide
COFFEYVILLE, Okla. (KTUL) -- The investigation is ongoing in Coffeyville, Kan. where three people were found shot to death at a home late last week.
Police still don't have a motive for the April 13 shooting but they believe the youngest of the deceased showed up at the house with a gun.
Investigators say evidence shows the unnamed 17-year-old boy arrived at the house near 2nd and Maple armed with a .25 caliber handgun.
Kimberly Bell, 47, was seated next to the door and was the first to be shot. Police say Bell went outside and called 911. She died on the front porch.
At the same time, police say 50-year-old Reginald Johnson, the resident, armed himself with a .223 caliber AR-15 rifle and exchanged gunfire with the 17-year-old. Both were killed at the scene.
"At this point in the investigation we do not have any evidence establishing this was drug-related or a robbery, and we are not investigating any other individuals," said Police Chief Kwin Bromley. "We still do not have a motive for the shootings."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Coffeyville Police Department at (620) 252-6160 or the crime tip hotline at (620) 252-6133. Submit tips to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (800) KSCRIME.