KCPD Probes Thanksgiving Homicide After Days of Violence

KCPD Probes Thanksgiving Homicide After Days of Violence

After several days of unrest in the metro, a homicide that occurred in the early morning is being investigated. Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are currently looking into a fatal shooting that occurred on Thanksgiving Day close to E. 84th Street and Olive Street.

Just after 2 in the morning, police were called to a house in the Marlborough neighbourhood after a 911 caller requested assistance. According to KCPD Sgt. Jake Becchina, “when they arrived, they were directed to an adult man shooting victim outside of a residence here and unresponsive.”

The individual was pronounced deceased at the site by emergency personnel. When the police arrived, there were several people there, according to Sgt. Becchina. “Officers hold them in custody pending an additional inquiry.”

The police are urging anyone with knowledge to come forward. Four males were killed in three separate homicides investigated by Kansas City police over the last three days. Since the beginning of the month, there had not been a single homicide in Kansas City until this past week.

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Gunfire broke out during a double homicide near the East Patrol Division of the KCPD on Tuesday afternoon. Montez Mack and Limerick Kelley were slain in the incident, which was seen on city cameras. They were both 20 years old. Marques D. Smith, 20, and Marquan D. Smith, 18, have been accused of first-degree murder by the prosecution.

After a man, later identified as Alan Young, was discovered dead in a front yard close to E. 56th Street and Swope Parkway on Wednesday, police opened a homicide investigation. Although police have not yet disclosed the reason for his death, they did note that he suffered “unknown injuries.”

Call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS if you have any information about active homicide investigations. For anonymous tips leading to an arrest in the homicide investigations in Kansas City, Missouri, there is a reward of up to $25,000.