Suspect arrested in Saturday homicide in Riverside

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Oct 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 17:13:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Riverside police arrested a suspect in a Saturday homicide at a convenience store.

Police officers and firefighters were sent about 1 p.m. to a shooting at a QuikTrip, 4600 NW Gateway Drive.

Officers arrived and found the victim, Tariku Fite, with a gunshot wound.

Fite, 39, of Riverside, died near a gas pump, police said.

Riverside police arrested a suspect and are not looking for anyone else in connection to the homicide.

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