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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Suspect charged in JoCo double homicide

Posted: July 10, 2014 - 1:52am
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 11:12pm

Updated Report:

Alex Wayne Brune, 27
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Lenexa Police say they have arrested a person of interest in last week's triple shooting which left two men dead and another critically injured.

Johnson County booking records show that Alex Wayne Brune, 27, of Lenexa was arrested around 8:30 Wednesday evening.

Brune faces two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and is being held on $2,000,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

The criminal complaint shows that Brune is also charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary.

The complaint alleges that Brune was attempting to rob Brian Baskind and his step-father Clifford Preston.

During the failed robbery attempt, Brune allegedly killed both Baskind and Preston. Brune was also shot during the incident and he called 911 to report that he had been shot. The 911 call brought officers to the home, where Brune told officers that two men were dead inside. At that time, Brune claimed that he did not know who had shot him or the other men.

Original Report:

Lenexa Police are investigating after three men were found shot inside a home.

Master Police Officer Dan Friesen says at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, Lenexa Police Communications received a 911 call from an individual who said he had been shot.

The man was not able to provide dispatchers with an address. Dispatchers kept the man on the phone and plotted his location, using cell phone pings, to the 8500 block of Hallet Street.

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Officers located the injured man in the front yard of the home and transported him to a Med-Act ambulance that was staged nearby.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the man in critical condition to an area trauma center. The man remains hospitalized Thursday afternoon.

MPO Friesen says, "during the initial response, officers learned there may be additional victims inside a residence. It was later determined two individuals inside the residence were deceased."

Police say Brian S. Baskind, 47, and Clifford E. Preston, 79, were found dead inside the home. The man who was wounded has not been officially identified.

"The relationship between the three individuals is unknown," according to MPO Friesen.

The Crime Scene Investigations Unit from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory continues to process the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call Lenexa Police at 913-477-7300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Wednesday morning's triple shooting is the city of Lenexa's first homicide case in just over two years. March 14, 2012 report.

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