67-year-old man identified as victim of fatal apartment shooting, KC police say

A man who died after he was shot inside a northeast Kansas City apartment building last week has been identified by police as 67-year-old Joseph Mason.

Officers were called to investigate the shooting around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 1100 block of Hardesty Avenue. Police arrived and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, later identified as Mason, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or call the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-8477.

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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.