Police Department

Two Charged With Murder

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For immediate release:  March 24, 2015


Two Suspects Charged With Murder


Phillip A. Kisner, 41 yrs old and Dustin Donlan 18 yrs old, both of Independence, were charged in Jackson Co. Court Division 30 yesterday, Monday, March 23, with one count each of Murder 2nd Degree, and one count each of Burglary 1st Degree as a result of a crime they allegedly committed on Friday, March 20, 2015.


The charges are that Kisner and Dolan, along with a juvenile, participated in a burglary where the homeowner was shot by one of the burglars and the juvenile participating in the burglary was also shot and killed.


The bond was set at $250,000 cash only.