Around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Kansas City police received a call of a shooting near 107th and Greenwood. Officers on the scene found Shears, suffering from a gunshot wound, in the driver's seat of a white Pontiac. He died a short time later.
Witnesses told police that a gray vehicle was spotted speeding away from the scene following the sound of shots. Detectives are looking into leads, but they're asking the public for help. If you have information about this homicide, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
KCMO's homicide total is now at 87 for 2012. It's the same as it was at this time last year. The KCPD has solved 41 of this year's homicides. For more analysis, see the latest homicide analysis after the jump.
Riley was shot around 1 p.m. Officers found him lying in the street. He was taken to a local hospital but died around 5 p.m.
Witnesses told police that Riley was fighting with a black man with shoulder-length braids in his mid-20s when the man shot Riley and fled on foot. Police say there are no suspects in custody.
If you have information that can help them solve Riley's killing, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
KCMO's homicide total is now at 80 for 2012. The Kansas City Police Department has cleared 33 of those homicides (41 percent). See the latest homicide analysis after the jump.
Kansas City police say they were called to a shooting at 94th and Cleveland around 9:30 p..m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Wilson dead in the street.
The caller told police that he shot Wilson in self-defense. The Kansas City Star reported that police released a 21-year-old man involved in the shooting.
The Star gave these details: "The shooter told police he and a friend were walking his dog when several people approached and one pulled a gun. It was unclear why the man pulled a gun, police said. The shooter said he felt threatened so he shot the gunman. The people who had been with the gunman fled, and police were still looking to find and interview them Wednesday night."
If my count is right, I believe this is the 74th homicide of 2012. Homicide No. 75 appears to have occurred on Wednesday morning. Police were called to 14th and Colorado around 8:06 a.m. Officers found a man in his mid-30s with no signs of life. He was later pronounced dead. The man's wife told detectives that she returned home to find the man dead in his truck. UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Jose Espino of Kansas City, Missouri.
If you have information about either of these incidents, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Arnold Shelby, 35, was found shot to death in a yard in the 3700 block of East 29th Street around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that a black man had shot the victim and then fled on foot. Detectives are still following up on leads.
Th body of 52-year-old Joe Loehr was found in a homeless camp in the woods near Front Street and North Kansas around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Detectives questioned a person of interest who lives at the camp. Although the person was released, police say the subject remains a person of interest, and Loehr's death is being investigated as a homicide.
Maurice Carter, 19, was fatally shot inside a vehicle at 49th and Garfield around 5:10 p.m. Sunday. Detectives are looking for suspects in the case.
If you have info on any of these killings, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Kansas City's homicide total is now at 73 for 2012.
Police received a shots-fired call at 32nd and College around 11:51 p.m. Officers found Pernell, 24, and Taylor, 29, suffering from gunshot wounds. One died at the scene. The other was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. A third man was shot but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He sought help at a fire station at Linwood and Indiana.
Kansas City police say the victim, 27-year-old Tyree Stuckey, was an innocent bystander. He was shot in the head.
Detectives are looking for the people involved in the shootout. If you know something, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
KCMO's homicide total is at 68 for 2012. After the jump, the latest homicide analysis.
Shipp vanished December 8, 2004. Her daughter, Brandy Shipp, reported her missing two days later, after her mother failed to show up for work conducting market research surveys at an Independence grocery store. A few days later, Shipp's 1986 BMW was discovered with her belongings locked inside.
The charges filed last week say Shipp was conducting a door-to-door survey the day she went missing, and Sauerbry invited Shipp into his home. Independence police have long suspected Sauerbry in Shipp's disappearance. But, as The Pitch reported in 2005, investigators had a hard time pinning anything on him.
Around 8 p.m., police were called to a shooting at 513 Quincy. There, they found Bierria suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Bierria, 20, was from Kansas City, Missouri. He is KCMO's 61st homicide victim of 2012.
The KCPD is asking the public for information in the case. If you can help, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Police found the 46-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound outside the residence around 3:30 p.m. Smith was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police say they received info that a suspect in the case left the area on foot and then boarded a city bus, which was stopped at 18th Street and Holmes, and the suspect was taken into custody (no name has been released).
The investigation is ongoing.
Charges were also announced in another, unrelated homicide from Wednesday.
Pettiford, 41, was found suffering from a gunshot around 10:36 p.m. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
If you have info, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.
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