Bates was shot at 80th and Brooklyn around 4:30 p.m. Monday. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the suspect, described as a black male, was last seen fleeing the area on foot. If you can help them catch him, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Bates' 24th birthday was March 9.
After the jump, read the latest homicide analysis. The sad fact now is that Kansas City has seen more killings at this time than in the last four years.