Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Victims from last night's homicides identified

Two men were killed last night in unrelated homicides. The first happend at about 8:43 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 11300 block of Colorado. Police had received several calls about gunshots in the area. As the officers were going to the call, they saw a white SUV speeding away from the area of the shooting call.  Believing the vehicle might be involved, they stopped the vehicle at Red Bridge Road and 71 Highway. When they contacted the driver, he told them his passenger had been shot in the apartment complex. Officers found 23-year-old Marquis D. Hughes in the vehicle, and he'd been shot. Hughes was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 9:17 p.m. The driver of the SUV told officers he did not see the shooting, but Hughes called him after he was shot. There were no other people in the SUV and there is no suspect information at this time.

Marquis Hughes

Then at 12:10 a.m., police were called to 12th Terrace and Freemont to investigate a shooting. Officers found 34-year-old Keith D. Williams of Kansas City, Mo., dead of an apparent gunshot wound outside a black Chevrolet Caprice. The car was on Freemont just south of 12th Terrace. The officers also located a second victim - a male in his 30's - near the intersection of 12th Terrace and Bennington, about a block from the first victim. The second male also had been shot and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Detectives are working to find out what led up to the shooting. There are no suspects in custody.

Keith Williams

If you have any information about either of these homicides, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).