List of Kansas City area homicides in 2018

Here is a list of the homicides reported this year in the Kansas City area. It includes the names of the victims and when and where they died. The most recent homicides are at the top of each city’s list.

Kansas City

3. Unknown, on Jan. 17

A shooting in the Northland left one person dead and another injured. Police received reports of the shooting about 11 p.m. in the 3800 bock of North Kensington Avenue.

2. Elizabeth K. Richards, 19, on Jan. 6

Victim was found shot to death near Red Bridge Road and College Avenue.

1. Thomas Rice, 44, on Jan. 5

Officers responded to a reported car wreck at U.S. 40 and Manchester Trafficway and found the victim unresponsive. Fire crews arrived and declared the man dead. Cause of death has not been released.


1. Jacob N. Wood on Jan. 5.

Responding to a shooting call, police find victim mortally wounded inside of a house in the 1200 block of Northeast 73rd Street in Gladstone.

Kansas City, Kan.

2. Gerald W. Walsh, 56, on Jan. 4.

Kansas City, Kan., police responded to a shooting near 10th and Ivandale streets. Officers found a man fatally shot in a pickup truck in the middle of 10th Street.

1. Mike Arita-Hurtado, 24, of Kansas City, Kan. on Jan. 1.

Arita-Hurtado was found just before 1:30 a.m. after officers responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of Oakland Avenue.


1. Matthew J. Haylock, 17, on Jan. 2.

Prosecutors allege Luis A. Ramirez Jr., 17, of Kansas City, accompanied another teen, Tyler J. Gates, 18, of Independence, who tried to rob Haylock of his Glock 9mm. Haylock was fatally wounded, according to court records.

Overland Park

1. Tanisha Harris, 38, on Jan. 8.

Harris’ body was located in Raymore Jan. 9 and her husband, Robert Harris, 30, was arrested and later charged after he reported to police his wife was missing. Police had gone to their apartment earlier Jan. 8 on a report of a domestic disturbance, but Robert Harris was alone. They were leaders in the church, Repairers Kansas City.

Blue Springs

1. Jack Price, 18, on Jan. 12

Police found Price severely wounded after they responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Northwest Vesper Street about 9:30 p.m.