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JoCo prosecutors charge a man with the murder of a woman in Shawnee’s apartment


A 25-year-old woman was found fatally shot Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 in the 7400 block of Flint Street in Shawnee, police said. An April 2019 Google Maps Street View image shows the general area.

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Johnson County prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a young woman whose body was found in a Shawnee apartment Sunday night.

Doniel L. Sublett Jr., of Shawnee, is charged with premeditated murder in the murder of 25-year-old Kathleen J. Dampier, according to a criminal complaint filed in Johnson County District Court. On Tuesday, Sublett was being held in Johnson County Jail on $3 million bail.

Police said officers were dispatched to the 7400 block of Flint Street shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday in response to a medical emergency. As an officer arrived, the sound of a gunshot was heard coming from an apartment building and a person was seen trying to leave. Two persons of interest were arrested for questioning.

Police said on Monday they arrested a person in connection with the case who was being held pending indictment.

Court records show Sublett resided in the same block where the shooting took place. The court filing gives no details about Sublett and Dampier’s relationship, though prosecutors have filed the case as a domestic violence case.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Johnson County court records did not mention a defense attorney representing Sublett in the murder case who could speak on his behalf.

This story was originally published September 20, 2022 3:59 p.m.

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Bill Lukitsch covers breaking news for The Star. Prior to joining The Star, he covered politics and local government for the Quad-City Times.