Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Victim of shooting at Swope Park identified

At about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, May 23, officers were in the area of 63rd Street and Swope Parkway handling traffic leaving Swope Park. Officers heard several shots fired and looked northbound on Swope Parkway from 63rd Street. They saw one northbound vehicle shooting at another vehicle. Officers observed one male exit the passenger side of a vehicle and collapse on the sidewalk. The vehicle he exited continued northbound. The vehicle came to a stop on the curb at 60th Terrace where the driver exited the vehicle and collapsed. The suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The passenger victim was immediately transported to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition. The driver victim died at the scene. Both suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim who died has been identified as 23-year-old Rico C. Warren of Kansas City, Kan.

It is unknown why or where the confrontation between the two vehicles began at this time.

There are no suspects in custody, and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).