Thursday, August 20, 2009

Victim of Aug. 16 homicide identified

On Aug. 16, at 6:40 p.m., police were called to a residence in the 10700 block of Stark in regard to the sound of shots. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting victim inside the residence with no signs of life. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 42-year-old Anthony Melson of Kansas City, Mo.

Kris L. Ruff has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Melson's killing. He is in custody on $250,000 bond.