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.
19. Lakeasha R. Taylor, 22, on Feb. 17.
About 9:15 a.m. police were called to a home in the 6400 block of East 12th Terrace. Officers found Taylor shot and killed.
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18. 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.
17. 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.
16. 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 persons of interest in the shooting have been taken into custody.
15. 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.
14. Unknown man, 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.
13. 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.
12. 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.
11. 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.
10. 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.
9. 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.
8. 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.
7. 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.
6. 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.
5. 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.
4. 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.
3. 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.
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.
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3. Unknown female, 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.
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. Police said the initial investigation indicated that, before the shooting, Workman-Greco had two visitors at the home and a fight broke out. Police had no description of a suspect.
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. Her death was ruled a homicide, and 51-year-old Raymond Thomas McManness was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and mistreatment of a dependent adult. The victim’s cause of death was not released.
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.
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.