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1 person in custody for Shawnee fire that killed infant

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Shawnee fire kills infant
Posted at 12:37 PM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 06:30:58-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shawnee police announced Monday that one person is in custody following a fatal weekend fire.

The fire happened Sunday just before 1 a.m. at 10502 West 69th Street.

An infant boy was found inside the home deceased.

The Shawnee police and fire departments are now conducting a joint investigation.

There have been no charges announced at this time.

Family members have started a GoFundMe for the mother who lost her child and home.

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