A 17-year-old man listed as homeless faces murder and other felony charges in connection with Tuesday morning's double shooting at Hawthorne Place Apartments in north Independence.
Antonio Stocker III has been charged by Jackson County prosecutors with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Police say he confessed to shooting Eliud Lisboa, 46, during a fight outside an apartment building.
A woman also was shot during the incident, which occurred shortly before 10:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of North Peck Court. According to court documents, she identified two of the subjects involved during an interview with police at the hospital. She was shot once in the chest area and remains hospitalized.
Lisboa had been pronounced dead at a hospital, after police found him and the female victim in a grassy area between apartment buildings.
According to court documents, a witness said Stocker and some other black teenagers had been involved in an argument with a resident outside an apartment building, which the witness and another neighbor tried to break up. Lisboa, yet another neighbor, also came upon the scene.
Lisboa then began fighting one of the the teens, later determined to be Stocker, who shot Lisboa multiple times. Lisboa's son then grabbed a witness' pistol and exchanged gunshots with Stocker and another black male as the latter two fled the scene.
Police found shell casings in two separate locations and found several apartments had been hit by rounds, at least one of which penetrated the wall into a bedroom where a toddler slept. At the scene, police took one person into custody and were still searching for a second.
Later Tuesday, an IPD detective noticed someone matching a suspect description from the scene, later identified to be Stocker, walking in the area of Truman and Dodgion roads – less than a block from the Central Police Building.
Stocker initially told police another person had been the shooter, then admitted he shot Lisboa because he was scared and other subjects had a gun. He also admitted that Lisboa did not have a gun.
Stocker said he another male subject had left clothing and the gun in a creek bed in the Hawthorne complex.
The male subject taken into custody at the scene has not been named or charged.
Prosecutors requested a $150,000 bond on Stocker.
Lisboa's death marks the sixth homicide this year in Independence.