Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Phase 2 of 3-day operation seeks information in unsolved homicides

After the conclusion of the first phase of the violent crime initiative, 200 officers will be back on the streets tomorrow canvassing neighborhoods to get new leads in three unsolved homicide cases.

Those 200 officers are from KCPD, the Independence Police Department and six federal agencies. The cases in which they will be pursuing tips are:

* Ahmed J. Johnson: 34-year-old Johnson was shot at 6407 Manchester at 12:47 p.m. March 31, 2009.

* Lamonte Curtis and Jazmine Stiggers: 20-year-old Curtis and 16-year-old Stiggers were shot sitting on the front porch of 2627 Bellefontaine at 6:56 p.m. August 23, 2008.

* Larry Oates: 23-year-old Oates was shot outside of 2533 Chestnut at 9:24 p.m. August 11, 2008.

Anyone with information in any of these cases is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).