Kansas City 2023 Homicide #148: Multiple Gunshots Kill Man Inside Home

The latest local killing early this morning adds to the KCMO homicide count that had endured a welcomed pause. 

This latest killing adds to 11% spike over last year's pace YTD and puts us closer to record-breaking 2020 numbers that totaled 151 at this date on the calendar. 

Here is the first report . . .

Homicide 5200 block College Ave

This morning just after 2:30am, officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of College Avenue on a reported EMS call.

Upon arrival, officers were summoned to a nearby residence where they located an adult male victim, lying inside of the home unresponsive. The victim appeared to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers immediately began rendering medical aid until EMS declared the victim deceased.

The circumstances leading up to this incident are actively being investigated. Police were notified that multiple sounds of shots had been heard in the area by a person in the nearby area.

Homicide detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to begin gathering evidence and collecting witness statements.

Roselyn Temple with KC Mothers in Charge has also responded to assist friends and family of the victim through this difficult time.

Detectives do not currently have any persons of interest in police custody and this investigation is considered on-going.

If anyone was in or around the area at this time and saw or heard anything they are asked to contact Homicide detectives directly at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS there is a reward of up to $25,000 for information submitted anonymously to the TIPS hotline.

We are committed to assisting victims of violent crimes through use of Missouri’s Protection Program for Victims/Witnesses of Violent Crime. Funding for temporary, or even permanent relocation, may be available but is subject to pre-approval by the State’s administering agency.

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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