Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Man found shot to death at 45th and Askew is the fifth homicide victim of 2012

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Leland Dickens was killed Tuesday night.
  • Leland Dickens was killed Tuesday night.
UPDATE: The victim of Tuesday night's homicide has been identified as 33-year-old Leland Dickens. Police are still looking for the killer.

Original Story:
Kansas City police are investigating the fourth homicide of the week. (It's the fifth homicide of 2012 in KCMO.) Gunshots around 8 p.m. led residents in the area of East 45th and Askew to call the cops.

Officers found the body of a black man in his mid-20s between two houses. The man was dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that they heard a disturbance and then gunshots.

Police haven't released any suspect info. If you have info, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

After the jump, the latest homicide analysis.

01.17.12_dailyhomicideanalysis

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