The rate of local killing continues to escalate without much hope of a solution from our elected leaders who have CONSTANTLY ATTACKED POLICE in an overtly political gambit that hopes to garner more control over the police budget and, inevitably, pensions.
Accordingly, and again, this is homicide
#158 #157 so far this year compared to 178 at this time last year, 151 the year before that and only 138 in 2018.
Check the first report . . .
Homicide 14th and Paseo
This morning just before 2:30am, officers were called to Truman and Brooklyn on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers began an area canvass where they located a vehicle at E 13th Street and Paseo. Officers located a victim inside the vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel have responded to the scene. They will processing the scene for any evidence and canvassing for witnesses. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043. Or if you would like to remain anonymous you can do so by calling the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Southbound Paseo will be closed for a couple of hours at minimum.
Update . . . THE PASEO HAS REOPENED.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a homicide near East13th Street and The Paseo. Officers were initially called to the area of East Truman Road and Brooklyn Avenue around 2:30 a.m. for a reported shooting. Police canvassed the area and found a vehicle at East 13th Street and The Paseo with a gunshot victim inside.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police are on the scene of an overnight shooting death that happened near 13th Street and The Paseo. Officers responded around 2:30 a.m. to an area near Truman Road and Brooklyn Avenue in reference to a shooting.
Hide Transcript Show Transcript CODY: NOT TOO BAD OUT THERE. THANK YOU. BREAKING THIS MORNING, THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF PASEO HAVE REOPENED DOWNTOWN AFTER AN OVERNIGHT MURDER. POLICE SAY SOMEONE HEARD GUNSHOTS AROUND 2:30 A.MAT. TRUMAN AND BROOKLYN. WHEN THEY GOT THERE, THEY FOUND SOMEONE DEAD INSIDE A CAR AT 13TH AND PASEO, RIGHT OFF I-70.
UPDATE . . .
A recent death was ruled an overdose and this is now the #157th homicide so far this year.
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