The worst part of the rising Kansas City homicide count is that children are often a part of that horrific and steadily increasing number.
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The latest addition to the KCMO homicide count is a 4-month-old who death from internal injuries was ruled a homicide.
Tragically, the 30th killing in 2021 keeps Kansas City dangerously close to 31 homicides at this time last year.
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On Tuesday (03-09-2021) just after 6:15am, officers were called to the 5400 block of Harrison Street in regard to an EMS call for a reported non-breathing infant. Upon arrival, officers contacted EMS personnel on scene who advised there were no obvious signs of injuries or trauma to the victim. The victim, a male approximately four months old, was transported to the hospital. Last night, detectives were contacted by hospital staff who advised the victim had died. Due to the information relayed regarding internal injuries, an investigation was initiated. The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death a homicide.
The investigation is on-going and detectives are asking if you have any information to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043. You can also remain anonymous by calling the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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