This Easter, 16-year-old Ryder Spillman was shot dead near the Thomas Edison Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas.
Now details are emerging about what could have led to the homicide, and police say a feud between rival skateboarders may have been the cause.
Prairie Village Police Chief Wes Jordan said in an e-mail to City Council members that police "learned that a 'feud' between these teens is most likely stemming from
disagreements between the Roeland Park skateboarders and our teens. With
Roeland Park closing their skate park for 30 days, I am keeping my
fingers crossed we do not have more problems."
The Roeland Park skate park shut down temporarily this Monday. Residents had complained about vandalism and graffiti at the park, but Jordan said the closing was a coincidence and not in response to Spillman's death.
KCK police have an unnamed suspect in custody still awaiting charges.