Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Two men are facing felony charges in relation to the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman in Johnson County back in August.

According to the Warrensburg Police Department, 25-year-old Evan R. Lanigan, of Warrensburg, and 28-year-old Christian J. Harrison, of Knob Noster, have been charged with the murder of Maliyah Lakey.

Officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of Grover to investigate a shooting on August 1. Upon arrival, officers discovered three shooting victims. An 18-year-old female- Lakey, of Warrensburg- was dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound. A 20-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were transported to an area hospital for treatment of what appeared to be nonlife-threatening injuries from gunshots.

Lanigan was arraigned and pleaded not guilty on February 22 to a Class B Felony for Assault in the First Degree; a Class E Felony for Unlawful Use of a Weapon-Exhibiting; and an Unclassified Felony for Armed Criminal Action.

A Case Review for Lannigan is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, May 10 at Johnson County Circuit Court.

Harrison was arraigned and pleaded not guilty on January 25 to a Class A Felony for Murder in the Second Degree; three Class A Felonies of Unlawful Use of a Weapon; , two counts of a Class A Felony for Assault in the First Degree; a Class D Felony for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm; and two counts of an Unclassified Felony of Armed Criminal Action.

A Case Review for Harrison has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, March 8 at Johnson County Circuit Court.

Both defendants continue to be held without bond.