Suspected gunman dead after shootout; 3 officers shot expected to live

Police locate white vehicle they believe could be connected to homicide of elderly KCK man but say it was unoccupied

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A vehicle could be the key to helping police find the person responsible for killing an 86-year-old metro man.

KCK police said Wednesday that they were looking for a white four-door Infinity with a black trunk, but an update from Officer Thomas Tomasic on Thursday said police had located the vehicle near Quindaro Boulevard and Fairfax by Wednesday night, but it was unoccupied.

Police believe it could be connected to whoever attacked and left Frankie Davila to die.

Possible suspect vehicle seen in surveillance footage. Photo via KCK police.

Police say Davila, or Frankie D as he was affectionately called, was carjacked at his sister's house near 7th and Pacific in KCK Wednesday afternoon. Police say Davila tried to fight off the carjackers but was dragged behind his truck. Davila later died at the hospital.

Frankie Davila and his red truck that the thief took.

Police say they found his truck across the state line near 36th and Agnes Avenue.

"They messed with the wrong guy. Every officer knew my dad," the victim's son told reporters.

Davila's son said his father died from a severe head trauma, after somehow getting caught on the Chevrolet truck.

The 86-year-old man was known around KCK for his spunk and generosity.

"He'd give you the shirt off his back. I know a lot of people say that, but anyone who knows Frankie D knows that. It's horrible," his son told Fox 4.

Davila's neighbors also told Fox 4 they can't believe he's gone.

If you have any information, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS