Arrest made in fatal Shawnee stabbing

Posted at 9:16 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 22:16:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shawnee Police announced an arrest Monday night in the murder of David Paterno, 57.

No suspect name or charges were immediately available.

Police were sent just after 1 a.m. on August 8 to a physical disturbance in the 21900 block of West 51st Place.

They found Paterno suffering from severe injuries.

He died a short time later at a hospital.

The Metro Squad was activated to help Shawnee detectives investigate the murder. The squad of specially-trained detectives worked the case through Saturday.

Police have not said if they found the driver of a white, four-door GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck that was seen about 1 a.m. in the area of the homicide.