Police make arrest in connection to deadly stabbing of Shawnee man

Vincenzo Lucasta

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Police have arrested a suspect Monday in connection to a stabbing in Shawnee that left a 57-year-old man dead.

Police said around 1:06 a.m. on Aug. 8, officers were dispatched to a home near 51st Place and Monticello Road for a physical disturbance.

Responding officers found 57-year-old David Paterno inside the home severely beaten, stabbed and cut. First responders took him to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Independence police took 49-year-old Vincenzo Lucasta into custody Monday night during a traffic stop when they determined he had a warrant in connection to the Shawnee homicide. He was taken to the Jackson County jail and is now awaiting extradition to Johnson County.

Lucasta has not been formally charged in Johnson County at this time.

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