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Shawnee police investigate woman’s death, take one person into custody

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Shawnee police are investigating a homicide after a woman died from injuries she sustained in a domestic violence incident.

According to a news release from police, officers were called to AdventHealth Shawnee Mission around 11:30 a.m. July 13 to investigate a report of a domestic battery.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman from Kansas City, was unconscious and receiving medical treatment.

Days later, on July 16, the woman died from her injuries, police said. Police have not released her name.

A suspect was arrested and booked into the Johnson County jail Friday night in connection to the case. Charges have not been filed.

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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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