A 14-year-old girl was shot dead by three teens at a Kansas City water park. The victim, identified as Alexis Kane, was shot multiple times after the teens took turns shooting her, and now the suspected killers are being charged with first-degree murder, according to police reports.
The three teenagers were identified as Dominic “Nick” McDaniel, 18, Issac M. “Malik” Carter, 17, and Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, 17.
Police reports indicate that the girl’s body was retrieved on Jan. 11 at The Bay Water Park.
Surveillance video recordings and police records show that Alexis and two of the accused teens got into a car at a 7-11 convenience store. Police reports indicate that Alexis had planned to meet with Carter, whom she met on Facebook. Efforts by Alexis’ friends to stop her from boarding the car went futile. She entered the car with the teens and left. Her friends tried following the vehicle, but they later lost track of it.
Before heading to The Bay Water Park, the suspects are said to have gone to Grandview apartments. At the park, surveillance cameras caught one of the teens smack Alexis in the face with a gun. After that, the teens passed the gun to one another and each of them shot her.
It was a sad thing for Alexis’ mother, LoShonda Kane.
“She didn’t deserve it, and we all know that,” the grieving mother said during a press conference. “She will be missed so much by many.”
She had advice for mothers: “I ask all mothers please protect your children.”
It was a tough call for over 100 police officers who rallied to unravel the mystery in Alexis’ death. Prosecutors, too, were perplexed, not having clue of what the motive could have been.
“There is just no sense to this. I can’t give you a motive. It’s senseless. A 14-year-old is no longer with us. I cannot give you a reason that makes any sense,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said. “Alexis’ death is really terrible. This is about as terrible as I can imagine. But what is also terrible is that today I’m charging 17 and 18-year-olds in her killing.”
Court records indicate that 9mm shells were found at the scene of the shooting.