Charges filed in Shawnee domestic abuse homicide

Felipe Chavez, Jr.

SHAWNEE, Kan. —  The Johnson County District Attorney has filed charges in a Shawnee homicide that occurred earlier this month.

Felipe Chavez, Jr., 28, of Shawnee has been charged with premeditated First Degree Murder and Rape.  The investigation began mid-morning on July 13 when the victim was taken to AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered during a domestic assault.

The victim was a 30-year-old woman from Kansas City.

She was treated at the hospital for three days, but she eventually died on July 16.

The Shawnee detective’s investigation led to the arrest of Felipe Chaves, Jr.   He was taken into custody on Friday and is being held in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center on $1 million bond.

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