Kansas City Records 2022 Homicide #123: Benton Blvd Deadly Shooting

The midday brings us the THIRD KCMO HOMICIDE IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.

Here's a quick quote and we'll post more info as it becomes available . . .

Homicide 2700 block of Benton

This morning at 9:45am, officers were called to the 2700 block of Benton in regard to a shooting.  When officers arrived they located a victim, an adult male, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside an apartment.  EMS responded and transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel have responded to the scene.  They will be processing the scene for evidence and speaking to any potential witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 816-234-5043.  Or remain anonymous 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.

Here's where we stand this morning . . .

Kansas City’s homicide record was set in 2020, with 182 killings. In 2021, the city recorded 157 - The 2nd highest killing total in KCMO history. Again, right now the homicide count stands at #123 which is 8.8% higher than 113 - The number last year at this date on the calendar

Developing . . .