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Posted on: April 18, 2017

CPD Releases Details of Triple Shooting

Details of a triple homicide on April 13, which left three people dead, have been released by the Coffeyville Police Department. At approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, three people were killed at 208 S. Maple. The victims were Reginald L. Johnson, 50, of Coffeyville; Kimberly K. Bell, 47, of Coffeyville and a 17-year-old whose name has not been released.

Evidence revealed the 17-year-old male entered the house armed with a .25 caliber handgun. Bell, who was seated next to the door, was shot with a .25 caliber round. After being shot, she exited the house and dialed 911 to report the shooting. Bell died on the front porch from her wounds.

At approximately the same time, Johnson, the resident at 208 S. Maple, exchanged gunfire with the 17-year-old. Johnson was armed with a .223 caliber AR-15 rifle. Both the 17-year-old and Johnson were shot and died at the scene.

“At this point in the investigation we do not have any evidence establishing this was drug related or a robbery, and we are not investigating any other individuals.” said Police Chief Kwin Bromley. “We still do not have a motive for the shootings.”

Bromley expressed appreciation to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. “The investigation is still underway,” stated Bromley, “and
anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Coffeyville Police Department at 620-252-6160.” Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information to the Crime Tip Hotline at 620-252-6133 or the KBI crime tip line at 1-800-KSCRIME. 

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