At 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, officers were called to 4005 St. John to investigate a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered a male lying in the street with a gunshot wound and no signs of life. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Rodney S. Coleman of Kansas City, Mo. There are no suspects in custody, and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).
Mr. Coleman's homicide is the 90th of 2009, compared to 103 at this time in 2008.