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Suspect sought in St. Joseph shooting death of 18-year-old

St. Joseph police say a 21-year-old suspect in the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman might be connected to previous shootings.

Police spokesman Capt. Kevin Castle says police are looking for Calvin N. Ford as a person of interest in Tuesday's death of Jordan N. Bartram in St. Joseph.

Castle says it appears Bartram's shooting was connected to other shootings in midtown St. Joseph.

Cmdr. Jim Connors, head of the detective division, says the home Bartram was visiting when she was shot was a target, but it doesn't appear that Bartram was the specific target.

The Missouri Department of Corrections website says Ford was sentenced in 2008 to 11 years in prison for unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

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