Support swells for Kansas City superfan after shot during burglary attempt

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Independence, MO (KCTV) -- The community is rallying around a Royals superfan who was shot during a deadly home invasion.

People are using the hashtag #BounceBackJimmy online to support Jimmy Faseler. He may be known to some for his hypnotic belly dance on the Jumbotron at Kauffman Stadium. His jiggling went viral as the "Kauffman twerk" and got him onto the field for a game with the Kansas City Royals in 2013.

Independence police said Faseler came home late Friday evening to find three intruders in his home. During the confrontation, he was shot and a 16-year-old suspect died.

Family and friends have identified the teen killed as Dylan Thompson, of Independence.

The shootings happened about 11:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of Ellison Way near East 23rd Street South and Highway 291.

"It didn't seem like the neighborhood was unsafe, but now I'm beginning to wonder," neighbor Carol Barnes said.

Phillip A Kisner, 41, and Dustin Donlan, 18, both of Independence, have been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary. In Missouri, one can be charged with second-degree murder while committing a felony and an accomplice dies.

They came face-to-face with a Jackson County judge for the first time Monday during an arrangement.

Faseler is still in the hospital with critical injuries. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover his medical expenses. Click here to donate.

Friends of Faseler will be holding a prayer vigil at the LifeConnection Church, 3883 Blue Ridge Blvd., in Independence at 6:45 p.m. Monday.

By Chris Oberholtz

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