Monday, September 14, 2009

Victim from 54th and Bellefontaine homicide identified

Police have identified a teenager killed in a September 10 shooting near 54th and Bellefontaine as 18-year-old Cameron Washington of Kansas City, Mo.

At about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, police were dispatched to Research Medical Center regarding several shootings victims in the emergency room. They learned that four people had been shot, all approximately between the ages of 18 and 20 years old. Washington was pronounced dead, and the other three had minor gunshot wounds. Police learned the crime scene was at a home at 54th and Bellefontaine. The victims reported they were sitting on the front porch when an unknown suspect or suspects came by and shot at them, striking all four of them. The victims provided no further suspect information.

Friends transported the victims to the hospital. When the victims’ family members arrived, they got into a disturbance with the friends. Three people were arrested on warrants unrelated to the disturbance.

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