Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Teen killed in 1500 block of Belmont identified

At 3:22 p.m. Monday, May 31, police were called to a home in the 1500 block of Belmont because of a shooting. When they arrived, they found 16-year-old Juan C. Garcia of Kansas City, Mo., lying in the front yard. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Witnesses said the victim and the suspect - an Hispanic male about 20 years old - were arguing in the street when the suspect shot Garcia. The suspect fled in a gold Dodge Caravan. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).