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Suspect in woman's death Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri, found dead

Suspect in woman's death Tuesday found dead
8200 block of Forest Avenue homicide
Posted at 8:44 AM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-28 17:03:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 4 p.m. | Police say a suspect wanted in connection to Tuesday morning's homicide was found deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the area of 86th Street and Walrond Avenue.

EARLIER | Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday morning.

A woman was shot to death around 7:45 a.m. in the 8200 block of Forest Avenue. The incident happened near an entrance to The Village Apartments off Troost Avenue.

Emergency medical personnel also responded to the scene, but she was pronounced dead.

Troost has been closed in both directions as part of the investigation and will remain closed until at least 10 a.m., according to KCPD.

Detectives are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting, including a canvass for possible witnesses, but police said there was a confrontation prior to the shooting.

A male suspect is being sought in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call KCPD's Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8377).

There have now been 112 homicides in the city so far in 2021, which is down from 147 at the same time last year.

But it remains high, in line with the homicide totals through Sept. 27 in 2019 (113) and 2017 (112), according to KCPD data.

KCMO set a dubious record with 179 homicides in 2020. There were 151 homicides in both 2019 and 2017.

During 2018, there were 138 homicides, including 99 through Sept. 27.

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 P3Tips.com.

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.