Kansas City 2023 Homicide #167: Deadly Gunfire Echoes Through Westside

On Saturday most local newsies proved they don't REALLY live in KCMO when they pronounced the name of this street wrong and confused it with Donwtown KC. 

In fact . . . A corner of the Westside has been relatively peaceful for years until early this morning. Sadly, the uptick in violence across the metro impacted this enclave overnight. 

And once again we're pushing past record-breaking 2020 homicide numbers -- The deadliest year in Kansas City history.

Here's the first report and more info to follow . . .

 Homicide 1800 block of Mercier

This morning just before 2am Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Mercier on a shooting call

On arrival officers located an adult male shooting victim unresponsive in a front yard there.

Officers began rendering aid and summoned EMS to the scene. EMS declared the victim deceased at the scene.

There is no information regarding suspect(s) or suspect vehicle at this time.

Detectives will be canvassing for witnesses and Crime Scene Investigators will be processing the scene for evidence to assist detectives in determining what led up to the shooting.

Anyone who may have heard or seen anything in this area, or who has any information, is 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.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

KCPD investigating overnight shooting homicide in Downtown Kansas City


One allegedly shot and killed in KCMO front yard along Mercier Street

Kansas City police were called to a shooting early Saturday morning that left a 31-year-old man dead in a front yard.

Man found dead in front yard after shooting Saturday morning in Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department responded to a homicide early Saturday morning in the 1800 block of Mercier Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Developing . . .