Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Victim of Sunday homicide at 7th & Monroe identified

On Sunday, April 4, at 7:18 p.m., police were called to the 700 block of Monroe in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting victim with life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later. He has been identified as 29-year-old Martinous Woods of Kansas City, Mo. Witnesses say the victim was involved in a rolling gun battle with the occupants of another vehicle near 6th and Monroe. The victim stopped his vehicle in the 700 block of Monroe and collapsed while attempting to run on foot. The suspects, two black males, fled east on 7th Street in an unknown vehicle. Due to conflicting statements by witnesses there is no suspect vehicle description available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.8477.