Prosecutor: Fatal police shooting in Lenexa was justified


August 13, 2021

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Two police officers who shot and killed a man from Tennessee in May were justified in their actions, Johnson County Attorney Steve Howe said Friday.

Darren Dejuan Chandler, 34, of Nashville, was killed on May 25 at an Extended Stay America hotel in Lenexa.

Lenexa officers went to the hotel after police received several calls about a possible domestic violence situation in one of the rooms. Callers said they could hear screams and a woman yelling in pain.

During a news conference Friday, Howe showed clips from police body cameras from the confrontation.

The clips show that a...

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