The level of local violence has declined since last year's record breaking murder count but still, overall, continues to trend upward over the past five years.
Again, this is homicide #123 this year compared to 156 at this time last year and 124 the year before that . . .
Here's the first report . . .
Homicide 6200 block of North Topping
This afternoon just before 3:30pm officers were called to the 6200 Block of North Topping on a Cutting call. When officers arrived they were directed to the rear of a residence, there and they located an adult male victim who had been stabbed.
Officers summoned EMS to the scene to render aid. EMS declared the victim deceased here at the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates there was an altercation there in the yard of the residence between the victim and another male. That altercation led to the victim being stabbed.
Responding officers placed a male subject of interest in custody for further investigation.
Detectives are now canvassing for witnesses and crime scene investigators are processing the scene for evidence.
Detectives are working with prosecutors at this time regarding the investigation and will eventually present a case file for consideration of applicable charges.
Detectives are not searching for any other suspects in regard to this case.
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SOURCE: KMBC Kansas City police said they are investigating a homicide Friday afternoon in the 6200 block of North Topping Avenue.Police said officers were called at 3:26 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- One person is dead following a stabbing in Kansas City. The stabbing happened in the 6200 block of N. Topping Avenue, according to police. Officers were called out to the scene around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. No suspects have been taken into custody.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An argument between two men outside a Northland house ended with one of the men stabbed to death. Dispatchers told KSHB 41 News that around 3:25 p.m., officers were called to the 6200 block of N. Topping Avenue on a reported stabbing.
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