Kansas City 2023 Homicide Count Hits #22 After Gunfire On Local Highway Of Death

This stretch of road has been a South side "hotspot" for nearly a generation.

Sadly, the deadly violence persists.

Here's the latest report . . .

Homicide - Late Death - 71 Hwy and Red Bridge Road

On Monday night (02-20-2023) just after 10:45pm, officers were called to N US 71 Highway and Red Bridge Road on a report of a shooting.  While officers were on their way to the area, dispatch received calls about a car crash in the area.  Officers arrived and observed two vehicles involved in a crash off the roadway.  Officers located a victim, an adult male, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in one of the vehicles.  EMS responded and transported the victim to the hospital in critical condition.  

Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel responded to the scene.  They processed the scene, canvassed for witnesses and any surveillance video in the area.

Yesterday, the victim, who has been identified as Marcus Bewley-Perez h/m 11-27-1998, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call detectives 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 cash for information provided to TIPS which leads to an arrest in the case.

We are working with Partners for Peace in all our homicide investigations to monitor risks for retaliation and provide social services to affected residents.

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Man dies days after shooting on 71 Highway in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police say a 24-year-old man has died days after he was shot on U.S. 71 Highway this week. Police were called to the area of 71 Highway and Red Bridge Road on a reported shooting just after 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Police: Shooting victim found Monday on US 71 dies from injuries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man found suffering from gunshot injuries along U.S. 71 on Monday night has died from his injuries. Kansas City, Missouri, police said Marcus Bewley-Perez, 24, died Thursday after being found inside a car that had crashed around 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 20 near U.S.

Man who was found shot on Kansas City highway dies in hospital days later

A man has died days he was shot in a vehicle on a highway in Kansas City. Marcus Bewley-Perez, 24, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a vehicle on the evening of Feb. 20. Police found him in a car on northbound U.S. Highway 71 and Red Bridge Road.

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