Sunday, August 30, 2009

Victim of homicide at 70th Terr. and Olive identified

At about 10:43 p.m. Aug. 28, officers were called to a shooting at 70th Terrace and Olive. The caller advised someone had been shot and was being driven to a local hospital. The victim, 20-year-old Justin Akins, a black male of Kansas City, Mo., arrived at the hospital and died a short time later of an apparent gunshot wound.

During the investigation, it was learned several males were involved in an outside disturbance at 70th Terr and Olive. The victim was apparently shot during the confrontation. Three black male suspects left the scene on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.