Friday, January 1, 2010

First homicide victim of 2010 identified

At 1:15 a.m. today, Jan. 1, police were called to Joshua's night club, 5701 Longview Rd., regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting victim in the parking lot. She was transported to a local hospital and died a short time later. She has been identified as 25-year-old Latasha Prewitt of Kansas City, Mo. Witnesses say two black females in their mid-20s were escorted out of the club after being involved in a fight. The disturbance continued in the parking lot, and the suspect shot the victim. The suspect was arrested at the scene by security officers. Charges have been filed on two suspects.

Anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance/shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).