Victim of homicide at KC 'party house' is identified

A man shot to death Sunday morning on the front porch of a northeast Kansas City “party house” was identified Monday as Willie J. Marshall Jr.

Marshall, 33, of Kansas City, was killed about 5 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Belmont Avenue.

A car seen speeding away from the shooting was pursued by Kansas City police and the driver was taken into custody near 24th Street and Indiana Avenue. Witnesses told police that the residence where the shooting occurred was known as a party house.

There was no word Monday on charges. Police ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com