Crime

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

136. Christian Olivarez, 20, on Dec. 30

Police responding to a shooting call found Olivarez, of Lee’s Summit, unresponsive on the front yard of a residence shortly after 10:15 p.m. When emergency medical crews arrived, they declared the man dead.

135. Leron R. Walls, on Dec. 28

Police said the victim was found shot inside a car at the intersection of 30th Street and Park Avenue just after 5 a.m.

134. Philip Smith, 59, on Dec. 24

Officers investigating a report of gunshots found Smith fatally shot just after 10 p.m. at 40th and Olive streets.

133. Cornell A. Reed, on Dec. 23

Reed was shot in the head following an argument at a liquor store in the 5300 block of Prospect Avenue on Dec. 22, court records said. He was taken to a hospital where he died the next day. Two brothers from Kansas City have been charged for his death.

132. Unknown male, on Dec. 23

A man and a woman, two victims of a double shooting, drove themselves to a Kansas City fire station at 21st Street and Hardesty Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Police said the man was pronounced dead and the woman was being treated for life-threatening wounds.

131. Richard Richardson, 21, on Dec. 23

Richardson was found shot to death in a clubhouse parking lot for the Somerbrook subdivision in Kansas City, North. Two teenagers were charged the next day with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and attempted robbery in connection to the shooting.

130. Unknown male, on Dec. 21

Kansas City first-responders dispatched to the sound of shots found a dying man with a gunshot wound around 10 p.m. near 30th Street and Agnes Avenue.

129. Unknown male, on Dec. 19

Police were called to investigate a report of shots fired and found a man with a fatal gunshot wound shortly before midnight near 24th Street and Brighton Avenue.

128. Lee McNowelly, 20, on Dec. 16

McNowelly, a security guard from Independence, was working the overnight shift in a south Kansas City industrial area when he was killed. He was found shot in his car early Sunday morning, according to police.

127. Lemonte C. Douglas, 22, on Dec. 12

About 11 p.m., officers were called to the 2900 block of Bales Avenue about a suspicious car and occupant, according to police. They found a man who appeared to have been shot and was dead inside a silver Nissan Maxima.

126. Dylan Hill, 26, on Dec. 11

Hill, a Lee’s Summit resident, was found shot to death inside a vehicle in southeast Kansas City. Police discovered the man’s body when they responded about 10:30 p.m. to the area of 80th Terrace and James A. Reed Road.

125. Anthony Page, Jr., 42, on Dec. 10

About 8:30 p.m., police were called to a home in the 4600 block of Chelsea Avenue in response to a shooting. Arriving officers found a man shot inside the home. Witnesses said Page was arguing with another man moments before the shooting.

123, 124. Fernando L. Howard, 35, and Shaketa Payne, 36, on Dec. 8

Officers were dispatched to a house in the 2900 block of Monroe Avenue just after 12:30 a.m. and found the victims inside with unknown injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

122. Marquise Ellingburg, 16, on Dec. 4

Ellingburg, a 16-year-old Ruskin High School student, was found with gunshot wounds in the 11300 block of Corrington Avenue around 11:15 a.m. He was taken to a hospital, but died from his injuries.

121. Darian D. Jackson, 21, on Nov. 29

An unknown person dropped Jackson off at a hospital following a shooting at an apartment in the 2600 block of Van Brunt Boulevard on the night of Nov. 29. Jackson died from gunshot wounds, police said. Two others were injured in the shooting.

120. Keith A. Michael, 34, on Nov. 29

A 24-year-old Kansas City man, DeAndre Simms, allegedly told police he shot Michael because Michael was trying to steal his car outside a gas station early Nov. 29. Michael’s body was found in the driver’s seat of Simms’ 2018 Volkswagen Jetta. Simms was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action for Micheal’s death.

119. Donna McKeown, 47, on Nov. 27

Police found McKeown slumped over in the front seat of a Dodge Avenger after a shooting in the 3400 block of East 54th Street around 5:49 a.m. Nov. 25. She later died of her injuries, and her death was ruled a homicide early in 2019. A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection to her death.

118. Aaron Brake, 38, on Nov. 20

Brake was found on the side of the road with a gunshot wound around 9 p.m. at 12th Street and Fuller Avenue. Police had no description of a suspect.

117. Unknown male juvenile, 2, on Nov. 16

Police were called to a home in the 2300 block of Norton Avenue, where a 2-year-old reportedly had a heart attack. The boy appeared to be severely malnourished and lived in deplorable conditions, according to Jackson County prosecutors. The boy’s mother and her boyfriend have been charged with felony child abuse resulting in death. On Dec. 11, police said the Medical Examiner ruled this death a homicide

116. Harvey E. Long, 55, on Nov. 13

Long, who was weeks away from celebrating his 56th birthday, was shot outside a home in the 4400 block of Garfield Avenue about 6 p.m. He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

115. Damar West, 38, on Nov. 12

West was shot to death outside a home in the 3000 block of Holmes Street shortly before 11 p.m., according to police.

114. Tabitha Birdsong, 40, on Nov. 6

Birdsong’s body was found dead near 36th Street and Madison Avenue early on Nov. 6 with a court order of protection in her pocket. Court records said she suffered “obvious head injuries.” The man named on the order, Gene A. Birdsong, is charged with killing her.

113. Unknown male, on Oct. 27

Police were called to the 3000 block of York Street for a man who was unresponsive inside a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they were investigating his death as a homicide, but did not release further details.

112. Andre P. Jones, 21, on Oct. 27

Jones was found dead in front of a home in the 4600 block of Chestnut Avenue following a shooting in the early morning hours of Oct. 27.

110, 111. Miranda Carr, 21, and James Speers, 21 on Oct. 23

Carr died after a triple shooting in the 4700 block of East 44th Terrace that had left two others in serious condition. Police responded to the shooting about 4:45 p.m. and discovered the three victims suffering from gunshot wounds beside a vehicle in the street. A second victim, Speers, died Nov. 8, more than two weeks after the shooting.

109. Derray Douglas, 31, on Oct. 23

A man was found dead from a gunshot wound at a home on the 5500 block of Michigan Avenue. Police are investigating his death as a homicide after responding to the shooting call shortly after 3 p.m.

108. Darrick J. Jackson, 40, on Oct. 15

Officers investigating reports of shots being fired found Jackson about 6:30 p.m. in a wooded area in the 4100 block of Garfield Avenue. He died at a hospital.

107. Darian T. Sanders, 23, on Oct. 11.

Officers arriving at an apartment complex at 81st Street and Campbell Avenue just before 8 a.m. found Sanders dead from several gunshot wounds.

106. Alaysia Nelson, 18, on Oct. 9.

Police were called to a disturbance at Canyon Creek apartments in the 9300 block of Bales Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Officers found Nelson fatally wounded in the parking lot.

105. Zyhame Jones, 18, on Oct. 9.

The 18-year-old was found shot to death in the middle of Sheffield Park on the city’s northeast side around 7 p.m. At least two witnesses in the park reported hearing gunfire.

103, 104. Angenette Hollins, 34, and Jason L. Jones, on Oct. 7.

Two people in Kansas City and a third person in Raytown were killed in a series of shootings at three separate locations. Hollins was the first person shot and killed, shortly after 9 a.m. at a home in the 9000 block of Kentucky Avenue. Jones was killed that morning near 112th Street and Eastern Avenue.

102. Jesse Young III, 27, on Oct. 6.

About 11:30 p.m. police were dispatched to the 2300 block of East 9th Street on a shooting. Two males were reportedly arguing outside an apartment building. One shot the other and fled. The victim died at the scene.

101. John L. Price, 33, on Oct. 6.

About 3 a.m., several people were arguing outside an apartment building in the 4300 block of East Armour Boulevard, according to police. During the argument, a man and a woman were shot. Price was killed and the woman was taken to a hospital.

100. Tyrone C. Birdwell, 29, on Oct. 5.

Officers found Birdwell lying on a sidewalk in the 4300 block of Troost Avenue before 1:45 a.m. after receiving a report of shots fired in the area. He died from a gunshot wound.

98, 99. Tyler Johnson, 18, and Kenton Branch, 26, on Oct. 2.

Two men were killed in a shooting on Van Brunt Boulevard near 31st Street. Johnson was found shot to death in the parking lot of a gas station. The other man, Branch, tried to drive away from the scene but crashed his vehicle and was taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead.

97. Dominique Walker, 23, on Sept. 27.

Police received a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of Wheeling Avenue around 8:30 p.m. and found Walker with gunshot wounds outside an apartment complex. Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

96. Shaun D. Norton, 30, on Sept. 24.

Police were called to an area hospital after a report that Norton had been shot in the leg after a disturbance inside a home in the 10700 block of Stark Avenue. The gunshot had hit an artery and he died at the hospital.

95. Unknown person, on Sept. 24.

Police responded about 5:45 a.m. to a residence in the 3800 block of Wabash Avenue on a report of shots fired. A man in his mid-30s was found fatally shot.

94. Steven Shannon, 40, on Sept. 20.

Police found Shannon shot just before 1:30 p.m. outside of a house in the 3300 block of East 73rd Street. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

93. Ashley Thomas on Sept. 19

Police were called to the 6600 block of Indiana Avenue about 7 p.m. for a reported disturbance. A woman was found stabbed in the front yard of a home. She was taken to a hospital were she was later pronounced dead. A woman suspected in the stabbing was taken into custody at the scene.

92. Jaquon Harris, 23, on Sept. 18.

Harris was taken to a hospital after he was shot in the 3700 block of South Benton Avenue after 6 p.m. Sept. 18. Police said he died a couple days after the incident.

91. Demetrius Jackson, 30, on Sept 10.

A passing motorist found Jackson lying on a lawn at 57th Street and South Benton Avenue about 10 p.m. He had been fatally shot and was declared dead at the scene.

90. Gary Starr, 23, on Sept. 7.

Off-duty police officers working in the 18th and Vine District heard gunshots about 12:49 a.m. They found Starr fatally shot near 18th Street and Highland Avenue.

89. Joseph H. Honea, 43, on Aug. 30

About 4:20 a.m. police responded to a shooting near 40th Street and Park Avenue. Officers found a man fatally shot.

88. Christopher M. Cropp, 36, on Aug. 29.

About 1 p.m. police responded to a shooting at a residence in the 7000 block of Askew Avenue. Officers found a man fatally shot in a front yard.

87. Raphael Butler-Grimmett, 17, on Aug. 25.

About 5 a.m., Butler-Grimmett was fatally shot during a family gathering in the 6800 block of Cleveland Avenue.

86. Curtis A. Presley, 21, on Aug. 19.

About 3 p.m., Kansas City police were called to 14th Street and White Avenue for a reported shooting. Officers found Presley dead on the sidewalk.

85. Gabriel J. Edgar, 36, on Aug. 19.

About 3:41 a.m., Kansas City police were dispatched to investigate a shooting on Interstate 435 just south of Eastwood Trafficway. Arriving officers found a man dead on the highway.

84. Dante L. Wachtler, 25, on Aug. 19.

About 4:40 a.m., Kansas City police were dispatched to Ninth and Harrison streets to investigate a shooting. Arriving officers found a man dead on the street.

83. Tasheika S. Baker, 41, on Aug. 17.

About 10:30 p.m., police responded to a shooting at Interstate 470 and View High Drive. Officers found Baker on the road, suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

82. Morris A. Clay, 67, on Aug. 17.

About 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Wabash Avenue to investigate reports of gunfire. Arriving officers found Clay fatally shot on the porch of a home.

80, 81. Micheal R. Brewer, 29, and Keith E. Wasmer, 25, on Aug. 15.

The bodies of the two men were found deep in the woods near Longview Lake. They had been missing since Aug. 6.

79. Jerel A. Price, 27 on Aug. 15.

Police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Prospect for a reported shooting and found Price fatally shot.

78. Dajuan J. Alvarez, 30, on Aug. 11.

Shortly before midnight, Alvarez was dropped off at Research Medical Center where he died. Investigators determined that Alvarez had been shot during an incident that began in the 6100 block of Tracy Avenue.

77. Brittanie K. Broyles, 28, on Aug. 8.

Police were called to the 6800 block of St. John Avenue after a woman’s body was found by a truck driver about 9:14 a.m. Police said it appeared Broyles was shot to death.

76. Justin Graham, 26, on Aug. 7.

Officers were contacted by a resident who reported seeing a dead body near 17th Street and White Avenue. The cause of death was not immediately released.

75. Terriante McClinton, 27, on Aug. 7.

Around 11:30 p.m. officers were called to Ninth Street and Harrison Avenue on a shooting. On arrival they found McClinton lying in the park. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses said an argument preceded the shooting.

74. Cyrenaica Lang, 55, on Aug. 5

Police were called about 3 a.m. after a woman was found unresponsive in the street with gunshot wounds near 107th Street and Greenwood Avenue. Lang was declared dead at the scene.

73. Shanterria Edwards, 26, on Aug. 5

About 2:20 a.m., officers patrolling near the 1300 block of East 89th Street heard gunfire. As they responded police received a 911 call from a woman saying she had been shot. Police found Edwards in her car. She was declared dead at the scene.

72. Unknown man, on Aug. 4

Officers responded on a call of shots fired in the area of 39th Street and Chelsea Avenue about 11:30 p.m. They found a man shot outside a residence. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening wounds. He died Aug. 6.

71. Tyrone Standifer, 54, on Aug. 2.

Standifer was one of two men found shot just after 4 p.m. in a vehicle at 18th Street and Prospect Avenue. They had driven there from the scene of a shooting near 22nd Street and Walrond Avenue.

70. Xindong Hao, 38, on Aug. 1.

About 7:20 p.m. police were called to the 3600 block of Bridge Manor Drive and found Hao outside a residence suffering from fatal gunshot wounds. Two other people were wounded by what police believe was a single shooter with a shotgun who was taken into custody.

69. Bernice Brown, 43, on Aug. 1.

Police were called to the 5000 block of Chestnut Avenue about 3:30 p.m. and found Brown suffering from gunshot wounds. There had been a disturbance and she had stepped in to break up a fight involving her son and gunfire erupted.

68. Leonard Joyner III, 57, on July 29.

Joyner was shot multiple times outside a vehicle at 51st Street and Swope Parkway. Police said a car wreck and altercation may have led to the shooting.

67. Deandrea Vine, 27, on July 29.

Vine was found fatally stabbed outside her home in the 850 block of East 92nd Street.

65. Coty Henry, 25, on July 26.

Henry was fatally shot inside a car outside The Trails at the Ridge apartments in the 8600 block of East 61st Terrace around 2:45 in the afternoon.

64. Antonio Jones, 18, on July 23.

Jones died at a hospital after a shooting around 7:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of East 59th Street.

63. Unknown man, on July 22.

A man died in a hospital after police found him in grass along Winchester Avenue just south of Longview Road. Witnesses said a dark colored car fled the scene of the shooting.

62. Unknown man, on July 16.

Police were called to the park in the 3800 block of Kensington on an ambulance call. They found a dead man and evidence that indicated he had not died of natural causes.

61. Ira Brown, 33, on July 16.

Brown was shot around 4 a.m. while working at Inner City Oil at 5901 Swope Parkway. Police believe he was the victim of a robbery.

60. Derrick W. Harris, 36, on July 9.

Harris was found fatally shot in an alley behind a house in the 1600 block of Lister Avenue.

59. Anthony T. Thomas, 46, on July 8.

Thomas was found shot to death inside a car on a ramp from U.S. 40 Interstate 70.

58. Sharath Koppu, 24, on July 6.

Koppu was shot about 7 p.m. during an attempted robbery at J’s Fish and Chicken Market at 5412 Prosepct Ave.

57. Stephanie Davis, 21, on June 30.

Davis was found fatally shot about 5 a.m. inside a parked car near 9th Street and Chestnut Avenue. A man, located outside the car with gunshot injuries, was taken to the hospital.

56. Kevin Thomas, 45, on June 29.

Thomas was fatally shot by a security guard outside The Yum Yum around 11 p.m. Thomas had allegedly hit a car in the parking lot across the street from the bar.

54, 55. Jeremiah Stewart, 16, and Demonte Walker, 15, on June 25.

A shooting occurred about 8:20 p.m. in the 3600 block of Wabash Avenue. Jeremiah and Demonte were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead.

53. Michael J. Hooker, 30, on June 23.

Hooker was fatally shot during an argument shortly before 6 p.m. at a home in the in the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue.

52. Justin Powell, 30, on June 23.

Powell was found shot to death shortly before 1 a.m. near a home in the 3100 block of East Linwood Boulevard.

51. Jamie L Abernathy, 58, on June 17.

Abernathy and another woman were found seriously injured about 9:30 p.m. at a house in the 5200 block of Franklin Avenue. Abernathy died from her injuries. A Kansas City man was charged in the killing.

50. Brian K. Mitchell, 44, on June 13.

Police responded to a shooting shortly before 6 p.m. in the 5900 block of East 40th Terrace. Officers found Mitchell lying on the pavement of the parking area, fatally shot.

49. Unknown man, on June 10.

Police were called about 3:20pm to the 3300 block of Brooklyn Avenue. Officers found a man dead in a vehicle.

48. Unknown man, on May 27.

Ashooting about 2 a.m. on Coal Mine Road just north of Blue Parkway left one man dead and another person injured.

47. Charles Wofford, 57, on May 26.

Wofford was found dead about 4 p.m. in the 5200 block of Lawn Avenue.

46. Unidentified man, on May 21.

About 8 p.m., police were called to a residence in the 3600 block of South Mersington Avenue where they found a man suffering from gunshot injuries. He was transported to a hospital where he died. Police believed the shooting stemmed from a family disturbance at the house.

45. Donnell Louis, 22, on May 21.

Louis was found shot dead about 4 p.m. in an SUV that had been involved in a rolling gun battle and crashed into a house near 44th Street and Lawn Avenue.

44. Darrell Allen, 25, on May 16.

Allen was ambushed by a gunman as he exited the Genesis Health Club in Ward Parkway Shopping Center about 9:45 p.m., who shot him and chased him, firing more than 20 shots.

43. Michael Silas, Jr., 22, on May 12.

About 11:30 p.m. police responded to a parking lot in the 3700 block of Broadway Boulevard near the Uptown Theater. Officers found a victim suffering from apparent gunshot injuries in a parking lot. Kansas City Fire Department personnel responded and declared the victim dead at the scene.

42. Russell J. Fisk, 30, on May 11.

Police found Fisk shot to death inside a crashed sports car near Northwest Barry Road and North Marston Avenue just after 8 p.m. Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon, 41, was charged with the homicide, plus two separate shootings.

41. Norez R. Brock, 26, on April 27.

Brock was shot outside a 7-Eleven at 10615 Blue Ridge Blvd about 11:15 p.m. when he was confronted by a man who had argued with him in the store.

40. Johnathon L. Porter, 23, on April 24.

Porter was shot outside at a construction work site near Ninth Street and Brooklyn Avenue about 8:30 a.m. by a man who witnesses said asked for a cigarette.

39. Kiley M. Cubie, 39, on April 19.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m. officers responded to the area of 36th Street and Park Avenue and found Cubie down on the sidewalk dead from a gunshot wound.

38.Jesus Reyes, 15, on April 16.

Shortly after 10 p.m., officers in the area of Truman Road and Hardesty Avenue found two male victims with gunshot injuries in a vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection. One victim was dead at the scened. The other victim was transported to a local hospital in life threatening condition.

37. Craig W. Tonkinson, 40, on April 16.

Shortly before 4 a.m. police were sent to 40th Street and Garfield Avenue on a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot and killed. A subject of interest was detained.

36. Terrell Sutherlin, 23, on April 14.

Sutherlin was the victim of a homicide about 7 p.m. in the 5900 block of Ridgeway Avenue.

35. Larenzo Hudson, 20, on April 14.

Kansas City police were called to the scene of a shooting about noon in the 5600 block of South Benton Avenue. Officers found two men shot in a parked car. One died from his injuries and the other was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

34. Kindrea Brown, on April 13.

About 3:30 a.m. Kansas City police were called to a home in the 6900 block of the Paseo. Officers found a woman had been shot and killed.

32, 33. Brian Starr, 38, and Kinderly Holmes, 37, on April 9.

Police found a man and woman shot and killed about 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 5000 block of Belmeade Road.

31. Dwayne Thomas, 50, on April 6.

About 4 a.m. police were called to the 2100 block of East Linwood Boulevard, where Thomas was found shot inside a building. A man questioned by police said he was working in a vacant building and shot an intruder.

30. Virgil Marshall, 45, on March 30.

Officers were summoned to the 2000 block of East 30th Street just after 10 a.m. and discovered Marshall who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but later died. A suspect who drove away from the area was taken into custody after a short foot chase.

29. Erick Estrada, 19, on March 25.

Officers were called just after 10 p.m. to 3737 North Oak Trafficway on a shooting outside Cascone’s Italian Restaurant. When officers arrived, they were contacted by the person who had found the deceased adult white male in a nearby parking lot.

28. Theresa Christman, 35, found on March 20.

Kansas City police identified Christman as the 35-year-old woman whose body was discovered in a wooded area in Sheffield Park at 10th Street and Ewing Avenue.

27. Michael A. Waters, 55, on March 17.

Officers went to 12th Street and Jackson Avenue in regard to an ambulance call at 7:30 a.m. They found a male victim showing no signs of life.

26. Tyler Young, 28, on March 13.

St. Joseph police found Tyler D. Young, 28, dead from gunshot wounds in the 200 block of West Nebraska Avenue in St. Joseph on the morning of March 19. Police said they think he was killed in Kansas City and list the time and location associated with the homicide as 7:45 p.m. on March 13 near 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Kansas City.

25. Michael L. Fisher, 49, on March 13.

Fisher is listed as a victim of a homicide at 7 p.m. in the 1800 block of Cleveland Avenue.

24. Brian Garner, 41, on March 12.

About 2:20 p.m. officers were called to the 3500 block of Prospect Avenue in regard to a shooting. Arriving officers found a man shot by the side of the road. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

23. Ashley Roberts, 25, on March 9.

Shortly before 10 a.m. police responded to a shooting at a home near 60th Street and South Benton Avenue in Kansas City. Arriving officers found a female victim who was declared deceased at the scene. Officers found a male subject of interest at a separate location and detectives interviewed him.

22. Jeffrey Williams, 39, on March 6.

Shortly after 11 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of East 80th Street for a drive-by shooting. Officers found one person fatally wounded and juvenile who was treated at a hospital for gunshot injuries.

20, 21. Armani Johnson, 17, and Alisha Brooks, 23, on March 5.

Johnson and Brooks were shot and killed by Johnson’s cousin Billy Hunter Jr. at a home in the 7900 bock of East 48th Street. Hunter was then killed by police.

19. Leacheurn Lowe, 39, on March 4.

Lowe is listed as a homicide victim at about 8 p.m. in the 2300 block of East 28th Street.

18. Ta’Ron M. Carson, 24, on March 4.

About 3 a.m. police were dispatched to 39th and Main streets to investigate shots fired. Arriving officers found Carson fatally shot. Witnesses told police Carson had been sitting on a bench when a vehicle stopped in front of him and someone exited the vehicle and shot him. The shooters fled in the same vehicle.

17. Brandon D. Davis, 36, on March 2.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 5100 block of the Paseo. Shortly after officers arrived, they received word that a man had been dropped off at a hospital. The victim was identified as Davis, a Kansas City resident, who was later pronounced dead. Investigators think Davis was the person shot on the Paseo.

16. Cornelius Copeland, 37, on Feb. 27.

About 4:30 p.m. police were called to 23rd Street and Denver Avenue where a man was shot after a minor traffic accident. A witness told police that Copeland had been involved in a wreck, got into an altercation with a bystander, and was fatally shot by the same bystander, who fled the scene.

15. John McKenzie, 46, on Feb. 23.

About 4 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at a home in the 5800 block of Forest Avenue. Arriving officers found McKenzie unresponsive on the floor. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses said a man fled the home.

14. Brent Copeland, 27, on Feb. 19.

Shortly after 3 p.m., police were called to a shooting scene at a convenience store at 27th Street and Indiana Avenue. Arriving officers found a man shot in the parking lot. Prosecutors filed charges against a suspect who had been in an altercation with Copeland.

13. Ronnie Engle, 20, on Feb. 16.

Shortly after 10 p.m. police were called to the 5400 block of Poe Street for a reported shooting. Arriving officers were directed by witnesses to a man injured at a nearby home. The man was declared dead at the scene.

12. David A. Willard, 39, on Feb. 14

David A. Willard was found inside a residence in the 2600 block of Cleveland Avenue. His brother was killed in the city in 2005.

11. Jacob Skowronski, 25, on Feb. 4

Officers responded to 9804 Hedges Avenue on a report of a “dead body/suicide” and found the body of a male. Jackson County medical examiner later ruled the death was a homicide.

10. Jaclyn Russell Burkhart, 32, on Jan. 22

Police found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound at a residence in the 3300 block of Jackson Avenue. Police said she had been shot near 39th and Jackson. She was taken to a hospital. She died one week later.

9. Leon Taylor, 56, on Jan. 28

Kansas City police responded to a shooting about 1:15 p.m. near 16th Street and Elmwood Avenue. Two people injured in the shooting were taken to a hospital by private vehicle. One of the victims died.

8. Jesse Harpool, 22, on Jan. 28

Police responded to a shooting in the 1500 block of Grand Boulevard about 3:15 a.m. They found a man shot. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

7. La Shonda Myers, 31, on Jan. 24

Police found Myers fatally shot inside a home in the 2300 block of Monroe Avenue. Her 10-year-old son had called 911.

6. Matthew Suttee, 28, on Jan. 23

Police found Suttee suffering from a gunshot wound near Gregory Boulevard and Indiana Avenue. Suttee was inside a vehicle and had no signs of life.

5. Ronald S. Washington, 26, on Jan. 21

Police responding to a shooting in the 2700 block of Denver Avenue found a man in a parked car fatally injured by gunfire. A woman in the car was wounded.

4. Dominic Young Jr., 9, on Jan. 20

Grandview police found Dominic in their city, critically injured by a gunshot wound. The boy’s father told police his vehicle had been hit by gunfire in Kansas City, near Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and U.S. 71.

3. Rhonda C. Evans, 46, 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. Jan. 17 in the 3900 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.

Gladstone

2. Paulus T. Fermin, 28, on March 18.

Fermin was found shot shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of North Broadway. Gladstone police had been called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident.

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.

33. Krystal R. Swygert, 27, on Dec. 22

Swygert was shot at least once in the 3900 block of Rainbow Boulevard and went to Taco Bell to get help. She was taken to KU Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries but later died during surgery, police said.

32. Taveon Brooks, 15, on Dec. 16.

Brooks was shot in a car about 2:45 a.m. while he and four other teens in the car were fired upon near North 52nd Street and Georgia Avenue. Brooks died at the scene. A girl in the car was also shot and suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

31. Dominic Garcia, 28, on Dec. 3.

Garcia was shot in the vestibule of University of Kansas Hospital by a man who chased them from 7th and Osage. The man then shot and killed himself. Police said Garcia and the woman had been shot by the man in their car and fled to the hospital to get help.

30. Ronald T. Marks, Jr., 23, on Nov. 26.

Police responded about 9:50 a.m. to the 900 block of Ohio Avenue on a reported shooting. Officers found Marks inside the home, dead of several gun shot wounds. The suspect had fled on foot and police later took a man into custody.

29. Robert Tichenor, 32, on Sept. 17.

Tichenor was found suffering from a stab wound after an altercation about 8:45 p.m. outside an apartment building in the 2200 block of Birch Drive. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead two days later.

28. Than Dun, 30, on Sept. 17.

A nearby homeowner trimming trees discovered Dun’s body and called police around 6 p.m. Dun was found in a field near the 1200 block of North 79th Street.

27. Tracey A. Carter, 37, on Sept. 2.

Police responded to a shooting about 4:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Mellier Avenue. Officers found a man shot. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

26. Antwaen D. Reliford, 41, on Aug. 28.

Police responded to a shooting about 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Freeman Avenue. Officers found a man fatally shot after an altercation in the street.

25. William Bryant, 30, on Aug. 15

Police responded to a shooting about 5 p.m. in the 5500 block of Leavenworth Road. Officers found a man who had been shot and he was taken to a hospital where he later died.

24. Vincent S. Trulson, 27, on Aug. 5.

At about 8:45 p.m. officers went to the 500 block of South 12th Street on reports of a shooting. They found Trulson with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

23. Oune Somsanith, 45, on July 8.

Somsanith was shot at the Brougham Estates I apartments in the 7300 block of Troup Avenue while trying to buy an iPhone 7 off of Letgo.

22. Calab R. Pentlin, 23, on July 3.

Pentlin was shot about 8:30 p.m. in the area of North First Street and Richmond Avenue. He was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

21. Rolla Bailey, 33, June 13.

Bailey was shot about 1:45 a.m. on June 13 in the area of 10th Street and Ruby Avenue. He died from his injuries on June 28.

19 and 20. Patrick Rohrer, 35, and Theresa King, 44, on June 15

Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies Rohrer and King were fatally shot while transporting Antoine Fielder to a court hearing in downtown KCK.

17 and 18. Jocelyn Ybarra, 23, and unborn child, on June 2.

Ybarra was found inside a vehicle in the 1900 block of North 41st Terrace around 11 p.m. The car was still running and had three doors open when it was found.

16. Mohamed A. Mohamud, 28, on May 20.

Shortly before 9 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 1500 block of North Fifth Street. Officers found a man inside a white vehicle dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

15. Darnel Wright, 30, on May 10.

Shortly before 11 p.m. police were called to a shooting in the 100 block of New Jersey Avenue. Officers found a man fatally shot inside an SUV in a wooded area.

14. Gabriel Jackson-Lewis, 25, on May 6.

Police investigated a fatal shooting about 1:30 p.m. near 77th Street and Yecker Avenue. A suspect was taken into custody.

13. Manuel Palacio, 27, on May 2.

Palacio was shot by a member of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s violent crimes task force trying to arrest him about 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Wood Avenue. Palacio was allegedly armed and confronted officers.

10, 11, 12. Edward A. Rawlins, 51, David C. Rawlins, 46, and Addrin C. Coats, 40, on April 2.

The three victims’ bodies were found at a duplex at 1129 Tenny Ave. in Kansas City, Kan. They are thought to have been shot on April 2. MonDale L. Douglas, 27, was charged with triple murder.

9. Michael J. Williams Jr., 35, on March 17.

Williams was shot to death about 1:30 a.m. at the Firelight Lounge in the 1800 block of Parallel Parkway. The club’s owner said a woman pushed her way past security and fired one shot.

8. K.C. Alexander J. Gillespie, 20, on March 11.

K.C. Alexander J. Gillespie of Edwardsville was found shot to death inside a white Chevrolet Suburban that had struck a tree at the Forest Glen Estates Apartments near 64th Terrace and Tauromee Avenue.

7. Michael Haskell, 36, on March 7.

Michael Haskell of Kansas City, Kan., was wounded in a shooting in the 2900 bock of North 26th Street. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

6. Germaine D. Owens, 39, on March 3.

Germaine D. Owens of Kansas City was fatally shot at Stewart Avenue and Springfield Boulevard.

5. Kevin M. Forman, 27, on Feb. 17.

Kevin M. Forman of Kansas City was killed and seven people were injured in a what was believed to have been a gang-related shooting inside a building at 1615 Minnesota Ave.

4. Jarrod O’Donnell, 48, on Feb. 10.

Jarrod O’Donnell, of Kansas City, Kan., was found shot about 11 p.m. inside a home in the 1700 block of North 127th Street. Officers had been called to the home for a reported disturbance.

3. Megan N. Hernandez, 32, on Jan. 18

Police said Hernandez was found dead of apparent stab wounds on a front porch in the 900 block of South Mill Street in Kansas City, Kan. on Jan. 18.

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.

Independence

11. Sarah Simms, 46, on Nov. 18.

Police were dispatched to a shooting in the 3800 block of South Sterling Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Police found Simms suffering from fatal gun shot wounds. Another person was wounded with minor injuries. Michael T. Dumas was arrested and charged with the killing. Simms was to be a state’s witness in a pending murder charge against Dumas.

10. Mary Schmitz, 20, on Sept. 18

Schmitz was fatally shot during a violent confrontation in her apartment in the 1100 block of Quail Creek Drive. Two men, David A. Harris and Michael A. Lora, have been charged with second-degree murder.

9. Angela Green, 38, on June 26.

Green was found dead in a home in the 10500 block of East 10th street at 1:30 p.m. Nathan L. Ayers was charged with first degree murder.

8. Cahoone N. Littlejohn, 24, on June 23.

Littlejohn was shot around 2 p.m. after an argument at the FavTrip gas station at 10507 East 23rd street. He had apparently nearly backed into the shooter according to the store’s owner.

8. Anthony Belton Jr., 24, Aaron Daniel, 29 and Shawn Johnson, 30.

Belton, Daniel and Johnson were killed in a multi-car crash at 23rd Street and Television Place. The crash ended a police pursuit that started in Independence over a stolen car. Victoria M. Brown, the driver of the vehicle being chased, was charged with second degree murder.

7. Abigail L. Edwards, 20, on April 19.

Police found Edwards about 12:30 a.m., dead of a gunshot wound in a home in the 500 block of South Oxford Ave.

5. Two Unknown men, on April 12.

Police were called to an apartment in the 3500 block of South Lynn Court around 2:40 a.m. Officers found two dead men inside the apartment and deemed the deaths a double homicide.

4. Christopher A. Harris Jr., 30, on March 14.

Independence police identified a 30-year-old Kansas City man as the victim of a fatal shooting in the 16600 block of East 28th Place. Harris was found shot and killed in front of a home.

3. John Longwith, 81, and Kay Longwith, 72, on March 11.

Independence police were called when a relative discovered the bodies of a married couple inside a home in the 14600 block of East 36th Terrace South. Both died from gunshot wounds and police called the shooting a murder-suicide.

2. Christopher D. Waggoner, 30, on Feb. 13.

About 5:30 a.m., Independence police responded to the 800 block of South Huttig Avenue on a reported aggravated assault. Officers found a man stabbed outside a home. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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 Matthew Haylock of his Glock 9mm. Haylock was fatally wounded, according to court records.

Cass County

2. Brian Kile, 44, on Dec. 7

Kile was stabbed to death during a fight at a home in the 1000 block of North Jerry Avenue near Raymore. John Adams was arrested later that night and charged with murder in Kile’s death.

1. Vernece A. Brown, 18, body found April 28.

Brown was last seen alive on Valentine’s Day at her home in the 3600 block of Bales Avenue in Kansas City when she left with an unknown man. Mushroom hunters found her body in a wooded area near Harrisonville.

Overland Park

3. Todd E. Davis, 48, on July 3.

Davis was allegedly shot by a coworker at a construction site at Sunrise Point Elementary School. Anthony Grable, 32, was charged with first degree murder.

2. David Slater, 52, on April 10.

Slater was shot and killed by a man alleged to be his daughter’s boyfriend about 10:20 a.m. at a home near the 8300 block of Switzer Road.

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

3. Jayden M. Lockett, 17, on Nov. 10

The Blue Springs South High School student was fatally shot inside a duplex in the 1200 block of Southwest Sunset Street around 3:15 pm. A 15-year-old was critically injured and a 19-year-old had minor injuries from the shooting.

2. Jordan S. Schiager, 27, on June 1

Schiager died from gunshot wounds at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Northwest Duncan Road. Tiffany Phommarath of Blue Springs was charged with murder after his death. Phommarath allegedly told police she had been on a several day “cocaine and alcohol” binge when the shooting happened.

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.

Olathe

2. Daniel Bowden, 17, on June 15.

Bowden was shot in a parking lot in the 100 block of S. Clairborne Road around 11:45 p.m. Police said the shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups. Bowden died at the hospital.

1. Ashley K. Harlan, 23, on Jan. 30.

Harlan was found dead around 4 p.m. inside a house at the Westerfield Townhouses off East Westerfield Place. Olathe police said one day later that Harlan’s death is being investigated as a homicide. She was pregnant.

Lee’s Summit

2. Cody M. Harter, 23, on May 5.

Harter, of St. Joseph, was stabbed to death in an apparent road rage attack about 7:30 p.m. along northbound Missouri 291 at the merger of Interstate 470.

1. Chantille Truss, 45, of Kansas City, on April 20.

Truss was found fatally shot at Sola Salons in the 600 block of NW Murray Rd.., where she was a hairdresser. Police believe she was shot by her husband, Paul E. Truss, 51, who was later found dead at Longview Lake of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Shawnee

2. David J. Paterno, 57, on Aug. 8.

Around 1:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 21900 block of West 51st Place to investigate a physical disturbance. They found Paterno with severe injuries. Officers gave medical aid until a medical crew arrived. Paterno was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

1. MeShon Cooper, 43, on July 14.

Cooper was found dead in a home in the 11400 block of 69th Street after she had been missing for a week. Ronald Kidwell was charged with 2nd degree murder in the case which is being investigated as a hate crime.

Platte County

1. Maggie Girard, 49, Sharmalee Pauling, 73, and Carl Deruyscher, 66 on June 10.

Girard, Pauling and Deruyscher were allegedly shot by Pauling’s son Douglas Pauling before 9:15 p.m. in a Parkville home. Pauling allegedly shot them before shooting himself at a family dinner. He and Girard’s 14 year old daughter was the sole survivor.

Raytown

6. Jarrin A. Walton, on Oct. 7.

About 9:30 a.m. police responded to a triple shooting at a home in the 5700 block of Elm Avenue. Walton had been killed in the shooting, which was part of a series of attacks against members of the same family that day.

5. Makayla A. Brooks, 17, on Oct. 5.

About 1 a.m. police responded to a shooting at a home in the 5500 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard. Officers found a teenager shot inside the residence. Other people were present who were not injured.

2, 3, 4. Christopher Bogert, 57 Mark Bogert, 54, and Dale Villines, 59, on Sept. 30

Three men, including two brothers, died in an apparent murder-suicide in front of a home in the 11000 block of East 74th Terrace in Raytown. Police were called to the area after receiving a report of shots fired about 8:20 p.m.

1. Sammy Holmes, 30, on June 8.

Holmes was shot in his car outside an Applebee’s restaurant at 9330 Missouri 350 Highway. He was found shortly after lying in the street after the car crashed near a Sonic restaurant down the highway. Holmes died at the hospital the next day.

Grandview

1. Tyson White, 16, on May 29.

White was found in the 11900 block of Holiday Drive around 4:15 p.m. after he was shot in the back. He died in the hospital.

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