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Police investigate after man is found fatally shot inside car at KC apartment complex

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Police have launched a homicide investigation after officers found a man fatally shot inside a parked car at an apartment complex in south Kansas City.

The victim has been identified as Logan Ruckman, 22. Officers responded to the shooting call at the Cloverleaf Apartments in the 14500 block of U.S. 71 at 9:11 a.m.

Ruckman was found inside a car in the parking lot. Witnesses told investigators they heard gunshots and saw either a gray or green, small SUV driving away immediately afterward.

Details of what led to the shooting were unknown. No suspect information was available.

The shooting is being investigated as Kansas City’s 89th homicide this year, according to data kept by The Star.

Anyone with information should call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.
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