Last updated: Monday, March 21, 8 p.m.
A Topeka man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with a shooting that left a woman dead in south Overland Park early Sunday morning.
Police responded to the 9700 block of W. 145th Terrace at about 6 a.m. Sunday on reports of a shooting, according to a police statement.
Prior to OPPD’s arrival, investigators say family members had taken an injured woman to a local hospital. She later died from her injuries.
Overland Park PD has identified the victim as Sharrell Holloman of Wichita, Kansas, who also went by Cheryl, according to police.
Johnson County court records show Anthony Duane Smith, 45, of Topeka, has been charged with once count of second degree murder in Holloman’s death.
A criminal complaint says Smith “unlawfully, feloniously, and unintentionally but recklessly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life” killed Holloman.
Officer John Lacy, an OPPD spokesperson, said the shooting occurred at a residence being used as a vacation rental home.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Holloman, the person in custody or anyone else at the home were staying there together.
At least 16 people who do not appear to be either law enforcement or medical personnel are listed on the complaint as witnesses.
Fox 4 reported that neighbors to the home on 145th Terrace said they saw several cars pulled up to the house that night and heard loud music coming from the home until 3 or 4 a.m.
An online rental listing describes the home as the “best villa in Overland Park.”
The home can be booked for $399 per night. It’s listed as having six bedrooms and 5.5 baths and can sleep up to 16 guests.
The listing says no parties are allowed on the property and no unregistered guests are allowed. Gatherings must be reviewed and approved prior to check-in, according to the listing.
On the site, the host identifies themselves as a person in Texas who also owns properties in that state and in Massachusetts.
The Post requested comment from the host but has yet to hear back.
Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog issued the following statement Monday evening:
“Safe neighborhoods are a key component of Overland Park’s high quality of life. Issues associated with the growing trend of homeowners utilizing their properties as short term rentals have come to the attention and been a topic of discussion among Overland Park City Council members for some time.
It is time to move this complicated topic forward. I will be scheduling a discussion with the City Council on the topic at the earliest time our meeting schedule will allow.
Short term rental operators need to be considerate of their neighbors and the community, and we need to ensure our residential neighborhoods continue to be safe and welcoming.”
At Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting, Skoog said the issue of short term rentals would be put on the April 4 agenda of the city council’s committee of the whole.
Lacy confirmed Holloman’s death is the first homicide of 2022 in Overland Park.