KCK police identify City Hall homicide victim
01/17/2014 10:00 AM
01/17/2014 5:51 PM
A man fatally shot Thursday outside City Hall in Kansas City, Kan., has been identified as a 40-year-old Shawnee man.
Marlon J. Williams was shot about 3:15 p.m. Thursday in an outdoor passageway behind City Hall in the 700 block of North Seventh Street. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Williams had gone to court to pay parking tickets, his mother, Geraldine Williams, said Friday.
Marlon Williams was the father of three daughters and was working at a steel manufacturing company, his mother said.
She described her son as a kind man who loved children.
Police have not commented on a possible motive for the shooting, but Geraldine Williams said she suspected it may have stemmed from an upcoming court case in which her son was scheduled to testify.
Officials said they could not confirm that.
Police also said Friday that two people pictured in surveillance camera footage released Thursday night had been contacted by police and are not suspects.
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
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