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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Charges filed in Harrisonville Shooting

Brian G. Parks
On Tuesday morning 11/29/16 the Cass County Prosecutors Office filed charges against 54 year old Brian G. Parks of Harrisonville, Missouri .

Mr. Parks was charged with 1.) 1st degree assault 2.)armed criminal action, 3.) unlawful possession of a firearm.

The incident occurred at 1000 block of North Independence Street in Harrisonville when police arrived they found a unknown injured man who stated that Brian Parks had shot him, and he had also shot a woman inside the house.

Police quickly got word that Mr. Parks had fled the scene in a pick up truck. A traffic stop was made on the vehicle a short time later and Mr. Parks was arrested him without incident. Inside the truck they found a handgun and a shotgun with two spent shells.

Harrisonville Officers found the victim, identified as 42-year-old Tammy L. Christiansen dead inside the home with a single gunshot wound to the forehead.

The injured man who was a nephew of Tammy Christiansen stated to police that on Monday morning, a noise woke him up, and then he found Parks standing over him with a handgun. 

He said he attacked the man and the two struggled over the gun. In the midst of the fight, he said the two tumbled into a closet and the gun went off, injuring him in the back. The wounded man was transported to an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Brian Parks was the maintenance man that serviced the rental home in which the shooting took place.

The man also stated that he had heard Christiansen and Parks arguing on the phone multiple times over the past few weeks and that the too used to be in a relationship that had recently ended.

Mr. Parks is held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. A trial date has not yet been set.

Additional charges in reference to this case are expected to be filed in the near future.

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