Charges Filed Against Suspect Accused of Killing Atchison Girl

Published 07/23 2014 09:37AM

Updated 07/23 2014 11:19AM

(LEAVENWORTH, Ks.) Leavenworth County attorney Todd Thompson announced charges Wednesday against 30-year-old Marcus McGowan in connection to the death of a 5-year-old Atchison, Kansas girl.

McGowan is charged with first degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated endangering of a child, fleeing law enforcement and criminal possession of a firearm.

Authorities are still waiting to determine if McGowan will face kidnapping charges.

Leavenworth police say McGowan kidnapped 5-year-old Cadence Harris from Atchison on Friday.

Her body was found in McGowan's car after a shootout with police in Leavenworth.

Police still have not revealed any details about how Cadence died.

McGowan is the boyfriend of Cadence's mother.

McGowan is being held on a $1 million bond.

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