Monday, August 3, 2009

August 1 homicides

At 1:31 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, officers were called to 31st and Elmwood on a shooting. Upon arrival, witnesses advised two victims were shot in a vehicle in the 4500 block of Linwood and had left the area. The victims apparently drove themselves to an area hospital. One of the victims died at the hospital. He has been identified as 21-year-old Ricky L. Jones, a black male of Kansas City, Mo.

Then at 1:38 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to St. John and Denver on a cutting. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim to be lying in the street unresponsive. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 53-year-old Donald Wilson. His picture is above, and a suspect is in his killing is in custody.

Anyone with information on either of these homicides is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.