Monday, March 28, 2011

Victims of Saturday's suspicious death and homicide identified

At about 3:09 p.m. March 26, police were called to a house in the 5600 block of East 27th Terrace about a dead body. They found 40-year-old Chershia Mayberry dead on the porch. Her cause of death is unknown, and we're awaiting autopsy results. A person of interest (a 40-year-old male) was taken into custody at the scene. Witnesses said they'd heard a disturbance at the home earlier in the day. Investigation is ongoing.

Five hours later, at about 8 p.m. March 26, police were called to 44th and Agnes about passengers in two vehicles shooting at each other. They found two shooting victims at 44th and Bellefontaine. One victim was in fair condition and transported to a local hospital. The other, 17-year-old Monte Wedd, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses said the victims were in a shootout with individuals occupying a silver passenger car. Detectives are following up on leads.

Anyone with information about either of these cases should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).