Kansas City, MO – United States Marshal Mark S. James announced
today the capture of two recent and separate shooting suspects on the
U.S. Marshals arrested Te’Avion Hawkins in Overland, MO
on August 19, 2020. Hawkins was wanted by the St. Joseph Missouri Police
Department in a shooting that occurred in St. Joseph on August 9th.
Hawkins is alleged to have shot at an occupied vehicle and was charged
with unlawful use of a weapon. He was also wanted for questioning in a
second drive by shooting that occurred later that same day on the same
vehicle. During the second attack, an adult, her small child and another
adult passenger were struck. The child sustained a gunshot wound and
died from the injury.
St. Joseph Police, the Buchanan County
Sheriff’s Office and Deputy U.S. Marshals worked diligently over the
next 10 days following leads and conducting surveillance in multiple
locations across two states in the search for Hawkins. On the morning of
August 19th, members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern District of Missouri,
St. Louis Metro Fugitive Task Force arrested Hawkins at a family
member’s residence in Overland, Mo. When arrested, he was found already
suffering from a previous gunshot wound. He was handed over to
investigators from St. Joseph and remains in custody in Buchanan County.
Later the same day, investigators from the Kansas City Missouri
Police, Career Criminal Task Force located and arrested Thorne
McKendrick in Hardin, MO. Detectives, Agents, Troopers and Deputy
Marshals assigned to the unit had tracked McKendrick down to a home in
Hardin the previous day with the assistance of the Ray County Sheriff,
Richmond and Hardin Police Departments. McKendrick was charged on August
19th in Jackson County Court with multiple offenses including 2nd Degree
Murder, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The charges
stem from the shooting death of a man in the 5600 block of East 12th
street in Kansas City’s Northeast neighborhood on August 4, 2020.
On the afternoon of August 19th Task Force members observed
McKendrick arriving at the residence in Hardin by car and took him into
custody without incident shortly afterwards. He was transported back to
Kansas City and lodged at the Jackson County Detention Center.
The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City
Division, operates in conjunction with members of the Kansas City,
Independence and St. Joseph Missouri Police Departments, Jackson and
Buchanan County Sheriff’s Offices, Missouri State Highway Patrol and
other local and federal law enforcement partners. The task force
objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent
crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies. It also
provides direct support to law enforcement agencies in tracking down and
recovering missing children. Nationally the United States Marshals
Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in
94 district offices, 67 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task
forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.
Tips can be submitted anonymously to the Greater Kansas City Crime
Stoppers via the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, on the internet at
KCcrimestoppers.com or on the free mobile app available at P3Tips.com.
Tips can also be submitted to the U.S. Marshals service directly and
anonymously by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android
device. It can also be accessed online at
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