LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Monday evening Leavenworth Police Chief Patrick Kitchens announced the formal arrest of Marcus McGowan, 30, who is suspected of taking and killing five-year-old Cady Harris, in addition to getting in a shootout with police officers Friday night. The little girl died from a gunshot wound.
McGowan has been arrested on the suspicion of first-degree felony murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated endangering of a child, aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, felony fleeing and eluding and criminal possession of a firearm.
The case will be submitted to the Leavenworth County District Attorney’s Office for review; Chief Kitchens said there is no timetable for the announcement of charges from the DA’s office.
McGowan remains hospitalized and is being kept under a 24-hour guard, though Chief Kitchens would not elaborate about his injuries. He was placed under arrest at about 5 p.m. on Monday, Chief Kitchens said he wanted to dispel any rumors that McGowan is currently a free man.