Independence homicide victim identified

Independence police have identified a 24-year-old man who died after being shot in late September as Jesse A. Phillips.

Police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of West 30th Street just after midnight on Sept. 25 in response to a shooting. Officers found the victim sprawled on the living room floor. Phillips was taken to a hospital, where he died, said Tom Gentry, police spokesman.

Investigators did not release details of what led to the shooting. A person was interviewed by detectives but later released. The incident remains under investigation, Gentry said.

Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com