UPDATE: Detectives believe Mr. Jones may have pulled out in front of a dark- colored Pontiac Grand Am in the area of 19th and Paseo after he left the 18th and Vine area. Witnesses report hearing a gunshot after the near-accident. Mr. Jones also told officers he nearly hit a car when he turned onto south-bound Paseo. His vehicle was found facing the wrong way (south-bound) in the north-bound lanes of Paseo near 20th street. Reports indicate the dark-colored vehicle fled the area south-bound on 71 Highway. Mr. Jones was driving a Black BMW. Anyone who may have been in the area around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (8477).
At about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept., 12, officers were called to the area of 18th and Paseo in regard to the sound of shots. During an area canvass, officers located the victim inside his vehicle at 19th and Paseo. The victim appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he died several days later.
The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Ian Jones of Kansas City, Mo.
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