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Police identify man killed in shooting following wreck; subject of interest at-large

The man killed in a shooting near Denver and 23rd streets on Tuesday has been identified.

Cornelius Copeland, 37, was killed after running a stop sign and crashing into an SUV in the area, Kansas City police said. After exiting his truck, Copeland was involved in a confrontation with a bystander, who shot Copeland and then fled in a vehicle.

A subject of interest in the shooting remained at-large Wednesday evening, police said.

Copeland was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Kansas City police seek this subject of interest in the shooting that killed one near Denver and 23rd Tuesday. The subject was last seen driving a 2003 White Chevy Trailblazer with a Missouri license plate of UJ0-J2U. Kansas City police

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Kansas City police or call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 to submit an anonymous tip.

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A crash at Denver and 23rd preceded a shooting that killed one Tuesday afternoon. It's unclear if there is a connection between the crash and shooting.
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