Crime

Police identity man fatally shot outside KC apartment complex Thursday night

A man was found shot to death outside an apartment complex on the east side of Kansas City Thursday night, police said.

Officers were called to the 2100 block of Wheeling Avenue after receiving a call around 8:30 p.m. of shots fired in the area.

Police arrived and found 23-year-old Dominique Walker suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating Walker’s death as a homicide. The shooting death Thursday marked the 97th homicide of the year in the city.

Capt. Lionel Colón, a Kansas City police spokesman, said detectives and support personnel remained on the scene late Thursday interviewing potential witnesses and gathering evidence.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or submit information anonymously by calling 816-474-8477.

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