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List of Kansas City area homicides in 2019

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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.

Kansas City

42. Unknown male victim on April 19

Police said a man was found with life-threatening injuries in the 3400 block of Olive Street after several shots were heard in the area. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

41. Rasheed Gant, 35, on April 13

Gant was found with gunshot wounds after 6 a.m. near East 74th Street and Palmer Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

40. Lamar Sharp, 32, on April 10

Sharp was one of four people shot in the 5300 block of Michigan Avenue after 3:45 p.m. April 9, police said. The victim died from his injuries April 10.

39. Deontae Campbell, 17, on April 6

The teenager was shot on the night of April 5 after a car he was riding in came under fire at The Paseo near East 63rd Street, police said. He died the next day. No suspect information was available.

38. Daisy J. Mayfield, 67, on April 4

According to police, officers were called to the 8100 block of Holmes Road on a medical call at about 11:09 a.m. Due to a foul odor outside the apartment, police said the fire department forced its way into the residence. A deceased female was located in the living room.

37. Michael A. Garrett, 40, on April 1

Officers responding to reports of a shooting shortly after 1 p.m. near James A. Reed Road and 63rd Street found a car pulled off to the side of 63rd near Interstate 435. Inside, they found a man who had been fatally shot and a woman critically injured.

36. Derrick White, 40, on April 1

Police responding to a call around 10 a.m. found a man shot and killed in a car near East 67th Street and Walrond Avenue.

35. Ashley Ledesma, 28, on March 31

Police responded to reports of a shooting about 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Park Avenue. They found the victim inside the house with no signs of life. She was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Three “persons of interest” were taken into custody after a high speed chase.

34. Clinton Holman Jr., 16, on March 29

Police were sent to the 4300 block of Indiana Street at 11:30 p.m. on a report of a shooting and found one victim at the residence. No suspect information has been released.

33. Joseph D. Corum, 30, on March 28

Police responded to the shooting about 2:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Lister Avenue. Arriving officers found the victim with gunshot wounds inside a house. The man died a short time later, police said.

32. Michael Glover, 29, on March 27

Officers responded to an ambulance call about 3:15 a.m. after a man was found in the street in the 6900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, formerly known as The Paseo. The shooting victim, Glover, showed no signs of life and was pronounced dead. No suspect information was available.

31. Norman Travis, 47, on March 17

Travis died after being stabbed at the Days Inn hotel in the 5100 block of East Linwood Boulevard. Police responded to the hotel shortly after 4 a.m. The man was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

30. Dontayus Wiles, 40, on March 16

Wiles died after being shot multiple times in the parking lot of Wild Woody’s Happy Foods, police said. The man was sitting in a vehicle when someone fired multiple shots into his car shortly after 6 p.m. at the market in the 4000 block of East 31st Street.

29. Ladajah Oliver, 23, on March 15

Oliver was found dead inside her apartment shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of Manchester Avenue. Police later said she was stabbed.

28. Allen Davis, 30, on March 15

Davis was shot outside an auto repair shop in the 4600 block of Prospect Avenue on March 8. He died from his injuries on March 15, police said. No suspect information has been released.

27. Reginald Perkins, 47, on March 14

Police said Perkins died from a gunshot wound inside a residence in the 6900 block of Spruce Avenue around 8:30 p.m. No suspect information has been released.

26. Deron Ross, 29, on March 14

Ross was shot multiple times in the 5300 block of Swope Parkway just after midnight, police said. No suspect information was available, but police released images of two people they were looking to identify.

24, 25. Michael Lee Scott, 32, and Ja’Sean C. Rice, 21, on March 11

Officers were sent to a home in the 3500 block of Norton Avenue to conduct a welfare check about 2:20 p.m. They found Scott and Rice shot and killed. No arrests have been announced.

23. Noella Bartley, 18, on March 4

Officers responding to reports of gunfire about 10:15 p.m. found Bartley and two others inside a vehicle at 51st Street and Prospect. Bartley was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other victims were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

22. Austin C. Williams, 30, on Feb. 24

Police said Williams was shot multiple times about 1:15 p.m. at the Denton apartment building at 5951 NW 63rd Terrace in Kansas City, North. Police had no description of a suspect.

21. Richard King, 21, on Feb. 21

King died and another person was injured in a double shooting before 6:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of Harvard Lane at Harvard Court Apartments, police said. No suspect information has been released.

20. LaKeasha R. Taylor, 22, on Feb. 17

About 9:45 a.m. police were called to a home in the 6400 block of East 12th Terrace. Officers found Taylor shot and killed. An 18-year-old was arrested and charged after her death.

19. Anthony D. Williams, 26, on Feb. 17

About 2:15 a.m. police were called to the 8700 block of Troost, where they found a man and a woman in a vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds. Williams died at the scene and the woman was taken to a hospital. Witnesses told police the two had been involved in a disturbance in a nearby nightclub.

18. Terrell L. Parker, 29, on Feb. 16

Police were called to a home in the 5700 block of Manchester Avenue around 9:12 p.m. in reference to a shooting. Officers found a man dead at the scene. Witnesses said the suspect and victim were involved in a disturbance just before shots were fired.

17. An’Janique Wright, 15, on Feb. 12

The teenage girl was fatally shot as she was leaving a basketball game at the Central Academy of Excellence at 3221 Indiana Avenue around 8:15 p.m. She was among two groups of people who had gotten into an argument during the game. Two women have been charged in her death.

16. Ronte N. Wilson, 22, on Feb. 11

About 10:50 p.m. police responded to a shooting at 67th Street and The Paseo. Officers found Wilson in the grass, injured by gunfire. The Grandview man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

15. Charles B. Williams, 56, on Feb. 6

A man’s decomposing body was found inside a house in the 4200 block of St. John Avenue at about 8 p.m. The Jackson County Medical Examiner ruled the death as a homicide, police said on Feb. 8.

14. Kieanthony Rankins, 21, on Feb. 6

Police said it appeared Rankins was shot to death at an apartment complex in the 8200 block of Troost Avenue just before 8:30p.m. Police had no information on a suspect.

13. Thierno Sy, 22, on Feb. 6

Sy died following a shooting about 8 p.m. near an apartment complex at 14th Street and Highland Avenue. Police had no information on a suspect.

12. Michael E. Bryan, 40, on Feb. 5

Bryan died after he was shot about 5 a.m. outside the Windstar gas station at 17th Street and Grand Boulevard in the city’s Crossroads district. Police released an image of a man thought to be the shooter.

11. Jackie “JJ” Johnson, 25, on Feb. 3

Johnson, owner of a local barber shop, was found dead in a car near 19th and Vine streets about 2 a.m. after police responded to a call of shots fired at 18th and Vine. The shooting also left another victim injured.

10. Marvon Kirkwood, 21, on Jan. 27

Kirkwood was killed in a triple shooting about 2:30 a.m. near Linwood Boulevard and Olive Street. Two other victims were injured. Police did not release any suspect information.

9. Fernando Perez, 17, on Jan. 26

Perez was fatally injured in a triple shooting about 10:45 p.m. and was among three victims who showed up seeking help at a fire station near 22nd Street and Hardesty Avenue. Police think the three were shot near Ashland Square Park in the 2200 block of Elmwood Avenue.

8. Cameron Douglas, 23, on Jan. 21

Douglas was fatally shot following an altercation in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 5300 block of Oak Leaf Drive, police said. A 21-year-old Kansas City man, Jason Cook, was charged with second-degree murder on Jan. 22 in connection to the shooting.

7. Barbara J. Harper, 71, on Jan. 16

Harper was shot while driving on Interstate 70 near the Paseo in the early morning hours of Jan. 16. Police believe she may have been targeted by mistake. On Jan. 17, prosecutors charged Dakkota Siders, 25, with second-degree murder, unlawful possession and use of a firearm and delivery of a controlled substance in connection to her death.

6. Joseph Mason, 67, on Jan. 11

Police said Mason died shortly after he was found with a gunshot wound inside an apartment building on the northeast side of the city. Officers were called to investigate the shooting around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 1100 block of Hardesty Avenue. Police had no information on a possible suspect.

5. Arkests Grant, 17, on Jan. 6

Grant was shot in his driveway at about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 in the 3900 block of Wabash Avenue. Grant was found by his mother, who also saw the suspect fleeing from the scene.

4. LeonDre Thompson-Jones, 20, on Jan. 5

Jones, a 20-year-old father of a young daughter, was shot and killed inside an apartment in the Northland, police say. Another man was injured in the shooting. Police say they have no information on a suspect or a motive.

3. Khadijah M. Abdullah on Jan. 5

Police said a female who was nine months pregnant died by suicide around 2:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of East 88th Terrace. The baby was born deceased.

2. Airrin P. Scott, 23, on Jan. 5

Scott was shot as he walked out of the parking lot of Troost Market about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Troost Avenue and 80th Street, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Gregory Jefferson III is charged with second-degree murder in Scott’s killing.

1. Tony L. Carmons, 60, on Jan. 2

Carmons was stabbed on the night of Jan. 2 in an apartment in the 2100 block of East 10th Street. He later died at a hospital. Witnesses identified his girlfriend, Carmelita G. Smith, as the woman who allegedly killed him. Smith was charged with second-degree murder on Jan. 3.

Kansas City, Kan.

6. Kenneth Barr, 60, on April 3

Police responding to a shooting shortly after 11 p.m. in the 1000 block of Lafayette Avenue found a man who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

5. Todd Walker, 21, on April 1

Police were investigating the shooting death of a man found in the 2100 block of Silver Court about 9:20 p.m. The man, later identified as Walker, a Kansas City resident, had been shot several times.

4. Eric Jackson, 38, on Feb. 23

Jackson, of Shawnee, was shot as he left work shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Kindleberger Road, in an industrial area in the Fairfax section of Kansas City, Kan., according to police.

3. Angela Gatlin, 41, on Feb. 12

Police said the victim was shot in the 2100 block of Fifth Street and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. She later died of her injuries. Police were looking for a person of interest and a vehicle.

2. Donnell C. Preston, 31, on Feb. 7

Officers were called to the 300 block of North 70th Terrace about 12:34 a.m. on a reported shooting and found the victim. Fire crews arrived and declared the Preston dead.

1. Bradley J. Samsel, 18, on Jan. 7

Samsel, a teenager from Tonganoxie, was killed and a female was seriously injured in a shooting at the Chelsea Plaza apartments in the 500 block of Freeman Drive after 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7.

Overland Park

1. Ben Workman-Greco, 17, on Jan. 23

The teenager was fatally shot around 10:25 p.m. in his apartment in the 8000 block of Farley Street. Three people — two adults and one juvenile — have been arrested and charged in the case.

Olathe

2. Rowan Padgett, 17, on March 29

Police were called to the 12300 block of South Mullen Court about 4:51 p.m. and found an unresponsive teenager who had been shot. The teen, Padgett, died at the scene. No arrests have been announced.

1. Sharon McManness, 75, on Jan. 23

Police said Sharon McManness died under suspicious circumstances in her home in the 3000 block of South Cardinal Drive, police said. Her 51-year-old son, Raymond Thomas McManness, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult.

Independence

2. Michael E. Lopez, 36, on Feb. 20

Police said Lopez was found dead inside a home about 11:40 p.m. in the 2500 block of South Sterling Avenue. Officers were called there on reports of an aggravated assault and shooting. Police said they detained several people.

1. Shaunte P. McIntosh, 28, on Feb. 11

Police received a call about 11 p.m. about an aggravated assault at a home in the 1600 block of West Sheley Road. Arriving officers found McIntosh shot and killed inside the home.

Belton

1. Mason R. Teel, 24, on Feb. 11

Teel was shot to death in front of his home in the 200 block of Manor Drive around 2 a.m. On Feb. 14, Demetrius Dontae Singh, 21, was charged with first-degree murder for Teel’s death.

Raytown

2, 3. Rita F. Moore, 44, and Rodney W. Brundige, 49, on March 12

The couple was fatally shot inside their apartment in the 11700 block of East 83rd Street around 6 a.m. A teenage witness told police Moore’s ex-boyfriend shot Moore and Brundige and then turned the gun on himself. Clifton L. Jack, 45, survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound, and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

1. Riley S. McCrackin, 19, on March 4

About 10:50 p.m., police were called to the alley behind Raytown Recreation at 10012 E. 63rd St. to investigate a shooting. Officers arrived and found McCrackin dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.


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