2 charged in connection with double homicide from March that ended in fiery crash

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) — Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with fatal shootings that happened in March, which left two other men dead. 

According to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, 20-year-old Earl L. Dunn III and 24-year-old Vontez G. Howard have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, first-degree robbery, and four counts of armed criminal action. 

According to court records, KCPD officers went to the area of Norton and Anderson avenues on March 1 after receiving a call about a shooting. 

Ultimately, shooting victims Kyle Gerhardt and Kristopher Lunsford-Barrett were found inside a car at the scene that had crashed and caught fire. 

Kansas City police are investigating a double homicide after a shooting ended with a fiery car crash near Anderson Avenue and Norton Avenue.

Detectives analyzed video, phones, DNA, and ballistics. They were then able to establish a connection between Dunn, Howard, Gerhardt, and Lunsford-Barrett near the time of the fatal shooting. 

Surveillance video showed that Dunn and Howard pursued the victims until they crashed the car. 

Prosecutors have requested $500,000 cash bonds. 

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