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1 man killed in homicide Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri

Drury Avenue homicide
Posted at 1:47 PM, May 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-22 12:40:01-04

UPDATE, 11:40 A.M., MAY 21, | Monday morning, police identified the deceased as 23-year-old Donell James.

UPDATE, 3:15 P.M., MAY 20 | One male is dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon in the 8600 block of Drury Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City, Missouri, police arrived on the scene and located the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in an apartment complex parking lot.

Citizens initially provided CPR to the victim until police arrived and "immediately" took over. EMS personnel administered CPR upon arrival, per a KCMO Police Department spokesperson.

EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Personnel are processing the scene to recover any available evidence, and will be speaking with any potential witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 816-234-5043. To remain anonymous, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for anyone who contacts TIPS with information leading to an arrest in the case.

ORIGINAL STORY, 1:47 P.M., MAY 20| One person died in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department received reports of a shooting shortly before 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

Officers responded to the scene at 8621 Drury Ave. and located one victim, who passed away from gunshot injuries.

KCPD is investigating the homicide.

This story will be updated as additional information is available.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.