On Friday, Independence police were called to the 1600 block of West 24th Terrace South on a dead person in a backyard of a residence. When officers arrived, they found the victim died from gunshot wounds.
Police identified the victim as Muhammad of Independence.
Detectives are looking for Maurice Jones, known as Mo, as a person of interest in the homicide. Jones is from Kansas City, Missouri, and police would like to talk with him. A photo of Jones is below.
Police are asking for information about the homicide and Jones’ whereabouts.
If you have any information call the TIPS Hotline 816-474-8477 or IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.