Kansas City 2024 Homicide #48: Man Shot Dead During Argument

Kansas City records the second homicide so far this morning as our www.TonysKansasCity.com blog community notices the Spring/Summer 2024 rate of killing starting to quicken.

As we noted previously, it's still too early to celebrate progress in the fight against crime given that arctic temperatures early in the year helped to lower the count just as much as anything else.

Accordingly, here is the first report . . .

Homicide 2600 E 29th St

This morning just after 9 AM officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 2600 block of E. 29th St. on a reported sound of shots call. Officers were in route to the call when it was updated to a shooting.

Officers arrived on scene and were summoned into a nearby apartment within the complex stating someone had been shot. Officers located an adult male victim, unresponsive, and suffering from apparent gunshot trauma. Medical aid was rendered until EMS arrived and could take over. The victim was declared deceased on scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals this incident started over an argument.

An adult male has been identified as a possible subject of interest and detectives are working to locate him.

Homicide detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to begin gathering evidence and collecting witness statements. A department social worker has also responded to the scene to begin assisting with resources for those affected by this incident.

This is being investigated as a homicide and is ongoing at this time.

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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