Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Homicide victims from deadly holiday weekend identified.

* At about 7:11 a.m. July 3, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Topping on a residential burglary in progress. While officers were on the way there, the call was updated to a prowler - male outside the residence, and finally a medical nature unknown. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim deceased in the driveway of the residence. He has been identified as 17-year-old Wilmer Perez of Kansas City, Mo.  Detectives are investigating his cause of death.

* At about 2:51 a.m. July 4, officers were called on a sound of shots in the 1400 blk of E. 10th St. and at 2:57 hours to the 900 blk of Paseo on a shooting. Upon arrival, officers observed two victims at 1401 E. 10th St. with apparent gunshot wounds. One victim, 32-year-old Michael B.K. Butler, was deceased. The second victim, 15-year-old Akeem Y. Wilson, was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. A possible third victim was contacted at a local hospital and is in stable condition.

* Also on July 4, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers were called to 6409 Manchester on a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two victims with apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to the hospital.  One victim was listed in critical condition and the other was considered non-life threatening. The victim with critical injuries later died and was identified as 26-year-old Craig K. Sowell of Kansas City, Mo.

* At about 6:47 a.m. July 4, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of NW 55th Street on a cutting. Upon arrival, officers observed the male victim, 30-year-old Decarlos Henderson of Kansas City and Waterloo, Iowa, suffering from possible cutting wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Apparently Henderson had been involved in a domestic dispute prior to his death.  A female was detained at the QuikTrip, not far from the apartment building, and was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning. The woman, 26-year-old Monique M. Walker, has now been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

If you have any information on any of these murders, please don't hesitate to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.