Police say they have made an arrest after a man was found slain inside an Overland Park apartment.
Overland Park police arrested the 21-year-old suspect Monday evening on suspicion of first-degree murder and booked him into the Johnson County Jail.
Christopher Lamont Shelton-Jenkins was charged with premeditated first-degree murder. He made his first court appearance Friday afternoon.
Police have not provided a motive for the fatal slaying of Brandon Holmes, 21.
Holmes' roommate found him shot in the chest at Meadowlark Hill Apartments, located in the 9100 block of Robinson Street, about 3:20 p.m. Friday. Holmes had been
Neighbors said Holmes' roommate had been calling him and got worried when he didn't answer the phone.
Holmes is from Grandview and graduated from Grandview High in 2010.
His last Facebook post was on Aug. 6. He spoke about his hopes for the future, saying he planned to try to enroll at Johnson County Community College. He said he was tired of working in fast food.
"Need a new outlook on life. I want to work in a hospital. I know I can do better there. Less stress, more fun, less (expletive) people," he wrote. "I mean there has to be a whole new type of people there. Less drama. A whole new type of woman. I have been single for awhile now and I'm doing good without one. Not partying for real."
This was Overland Park's second homicide of the year.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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