Crime

Man fatally shot after altercation on KCK street, police say

A 41-year-old man was shot to death following an argument near 11th Street and Freeman Avenue Tuesday afternoon, Kansas City, Kan., police said.

Police said the victim was Antwaen D. Reliford.

Kansas City, Kan., Officer Tom Tomasic, a spokesman for the department, said officers were called to investigate a shooting at 4:32 p.m. in the 110 block of Freeman Avenue.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler had said on Twitter that officers were “working a life threatening shooting.”

Tomasic said officers found a man in his early 40s who had been shot. He was later identified as Reliford.

Police believe the shooting happened after an altercation in the street.

“Several parties” were outside when shots were fired, police said.

“From there, the victim ran up the hill to where we found him, and he died,” Tomasic said.

Police were investigating the man’s death as a homicide.

No one was in custody as of Tuesday evening.

“We feel like this is an isolated incident,” Tomasic said. “We don’t feel like there’s anybody out running around just shooting people. Hopefully we can ID the suspect here shortly.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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