Arrest affidavit claims suspect fired a bullet inside residence, ‘joking’ before allegedly shooting teen multiple times outside

photo by: Mugshot courtesy of the Lawrence Police Department

Cir Glover is pictured with the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.

An arrest affidavit has provided more details about the night a Lawrence teen was shot and killed, including that the suspect may have fired a gun as a joke inside a residence before allegedly gunning the teen down outside.

The suspect, Cir Allen Glover, 18, of Lawrence, was charged with second-degree intentional murder in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Isaiah Neal on June 13, 2024, at 2406 Alabama St., as the Journal-World reported.

The following details are from the sworn police affidavit in support of Glover’s arrest. The affidavit is heavily redacted, including most names. Allegations in arrest affidavits have not been proved in court.

Police were called to the scene around 1:20 a.m. after multiple callers reported gunshots and a woman yelling “they killed my son.” Officers found Neal suffering from multiple gunshot wounds face down in a grassy area between the apartment building and a fence. Neal was pronounced dead at the scene after life-saving measures proved unsuccessful, and his body was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, according to the affidavit.

A witness at Neal’s residence told police that between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Glover arrived and went upstairs with (name redacted). The witness said that shortly afterward they heard a gunshot from upstairs. A few minutes later Glover and (name redacted) came down the stairs and were “playing it off as a joke” and “Cir (Glover) didn’t do it on purpose.” The witness said that (name redacted) then went in and out of the residence for an unknown amount of time before the witness heard several gunshots and went outside to learn that Neal had been killed.

Police later recovered bullet fragments from the upstairs bedroom and two more from the side of the residence. In total, police recovered nine shell casings, a loaded magazine, a lighter, a gun light and an Allen wrench on the ground near where Neal was found. Blood stained the grass and nearby fence.

Police were not able to recover Neal’s phone and believe Glover took it when he fled the scene. Two witnesses also told police that (name redacted) was also in possession of a firearm prior to the shooting, but police were unable to recover that weapon.

A neighbor of Neal’s also reported hearing a single gunshot around 1 a.m., but when he went to check, a resident at Neal’s home told the neighbor everything was fine. Shortly after, the neighbor heard a “barrage of gunshots and screaming outside,” according to the affidavit.

A Lawrence police detective interviewed another person connected to the case who told the detective that Glover had called him that night and said that he had shot Neal once in the chest and that he believed he was dead. Glover told the individual that Neal had tried to rob him. The individual told police that Glover had recently purchased some marijuana vape cartridges in Colorado and may have intended to sell some to Neal.

Glover is being held on a $1 million bond and is next scheduled to appear in court on July 23 for a status conference. He is represented by appointed attorney Michael Clarke.

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