May 05, 2021 1:00 AM

Iowa man charged with killing inside KC apartment

Posted May 05, 2021 1:00 AM
Balance photo Polk County
Balance photo Polk County

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with killing a Kansas man found fatally shot in his suburban Kansas City apartment last week, authorities said.

Johnson County prosecutors have charged Michael Balance, 58, of Des Moines, Iowa, with first-degree murder in the death of 70-year-old John Hoffman, of Prairie Village. Officers found Hoffman’s body Saturday evening in his apartment and say he had been shot several times.

Prairie Village police quickly identified Balance as a suspect in the shooting and contacted Des Moines police, who arrested him in Iowa. Balance is being held in the Polk County Jail in Des Moines on $1 million bail.

Authorities have not outlined a motive for the shooting.