Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Victim of homicide in 3100 block of E. 12th identified

At about 1:56 a.m. today, Nov. 11, officers were called to the 3000 block of Peery on a shooting. A male was on a front porch of a house stating he and his friend had been shot. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers responding to the area began to conduct an area canvass in search of another victim.

Just minutes later, at approximately 2:07 a.m., officers were called to the 3100 block of E. 12th St. on a shooting victim who was lying in a backyard. Officers already in the area located a male lying in the backyard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Conklin of Kansas City, Mo.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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