At about 4:10 a.m. today, Sept. 28, officers were called to the area of 49th and Eastern in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival, a white male was located in the street with no signs of life. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness heard a gunshot and observed the victim in the street. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Brian K. Smith. Anyone with information should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Mr. Smith's homicide is Kansas City's 89th in 2009, compared to 102 homicides at the same time in 2008.
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