Kansas City 2021 Homicide #77: Deadly Shooting @ 12th & Locust

Anybody who lives in or around the urban core knows that KCPD was working their a$$ of overnight. Sirens were blaring across the inner city an answering one call after the next. 

Sadly, this report had a tragic outcome. 

Again, this is the 77th homicide so far this year compared to 97 at this time last year during last year's historic homicide spike that ended with 179 killings. 67 at this date on the calendar in 2019 (151) and 60 in back in 2018 (138).

Check the report . . .

This morning just after 12:30am officers were dispatched to 12th and Locust on a shooting call.  A passerby saw a victim unresponsive on the corner of the intersection.

Officers responded and located an adult male shooting victim. EMS responded to the scene and declared the victim deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicates the victim and an unknown suspect were involved in a verbal altercation when the suspect shot the victim. The suspect then left the scene in an unknown direction.

If anyone saw has any additional information they are asked to contact detectives directly at 234-5043, or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 474-TIPS.  There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to arrest in this case.

UPDATE . . .

KCPD investigates early morning homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police were called to a Monday morning homicide not far from Police Headquarters. Officers were sent to a shooting call just after 12:30 a.m. at the Northeast corner of 12th Street and Locust Street. A man was shot and killed.

Man shot and killed outside KCPD headquarters

Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating a man's murder.Police got a call in the early hours of Monday morning, just after midnight, at 12th and Locust.That's near KCPD headquarters.Someone saw a man who was unresponsive.Police determined there was an argument between two men.One shot the other, then took off.If you know anything call the Crimestoppers TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.your information could earn you a reward of up to $25,000 if it leads to an arrest.

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