Man shot in car at 20th and Denver in KCMO identified

Kansas City police on Friday identified a man fatally shot early Thursday at 20th Street and Denver Avenue as James Jackson, 29, of Kansas City.

A witness saw some people interacting with Jackson, who was in his vehicle, prior to hearing a gunshot about 2:20 a.m. Jackson’s vehicle then rolled down the street and crashed into a large storage container just north of the intersection.

Jackson did not live in the area. Homicide detectives were investigating what he was doing in the neighborhood.