Lawyer Shot, Killed on His Front Porch After Walking Kids to School

October 26, 2017 11:44 am Last Updated: October 26, 2017 12:26 pm

A Kansas City-area attorney was shot and killed while sitting on the porch of his home and he had just walked his children to school.

Police are still searching for the gunman who shot Tom Pickert, Fox4 reported.

“He heard shots, he heard several shots he said but then he heard the scream too, it was a woman, and here I thought it was kids screaming,” neighbor Pete Corpeny told the Fox affiliate.

A white van was seen leaving the scene of the crime, registered to a man named David Jungerman. In 2012, Jungerman shot two homeless men who he claimed had broken into his business, but no criminal charges were filed. One of the men he shot lost his leg and sued Jungerman in civil court and was awarded $6 million.

Officials said Pickert’s wife (above) was home at the time and found her husband dead on their front porch. (Tom Pickert / Facebook)

Pickert was the attorney representing the homeless man who lost his leg in that case.

Police have not commented on whether Jungerman was driving the van or was a suspect.

The van was located at around 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Kansas City police confirmed. But there was no driver.

Officials said that Pickert’s wife was at home when the shooting occurred, and she found his body on the porch 8 a.m. Wednesday.

(Fox4 / screenshot)

His wife works as a doctor at the University of Kansas Health System.

“We learned earlier today that the husband of a physician at The University of Kansas Health System was killed as the result of a violent crime,” said Jill Chadwick, Health System spokeswoman, MailOnline reported.

Pickert worked for the Flynn Law Firm.