Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Man found dead June 7 at Linwood and Michigan identified

On June 7, at about 8:50 p.m., officers at Central Patrol Division (1200 E. Linwood) heard heavy gunfire in the area of Linwood and 71 Highway. The officers responded to the area and saw a vehicle traveling at approximately 5 mph on the north sidewalk at Linwood and Michigan. After the vehicle came to rest, officers saw the vehicle had several bullet holes.

Two occupants were found inside, both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries. One of the victims later died of his injuries. He has been identified as 26-year-old Marcel Nelson. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).