Nevels' death was KCMO's 83rd homicide of 2017. Friday’s marked the 124th.
KCPD said Friday they have been working to curb the grim statistic.
“I know east patrol has been trying to get out into the community. We have those relationships that way when someone does see or hear something like what occurred today or if someone knows something about a conflict leading up to something like this that they contact us maybe we can intervene before something like this happens,” Captain Graves said.
As of Friday evening, both cases remain unsolved.
If you know anything about the homicides call police or the KC TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).