KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 1:10 p.m. | KCPD identified the victim in this case as 16-year-old Anthony Strassle.
ORIGINAL STORY, Sept. 16, 5:25 a.m. | A juvenile male is dead after being shot early Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Missouri's historic old Northeast district.
According to police, the victim, a passenger in a car, was shot near the 6800 block of Truman Road around 4 a.m.
The driver of the car pulled up to an off-duty police officer at a nearby Quik Trip, where the officer and a nearby EMS crew started to treat the victim.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
NEW: @kcpolice tell us the victim of this morning’s homicide is a juvenile male. He was the passenger in a car that came to QuikTrip where an off-duty officer and EMS crew were already here. The victim died at the hospital. KCPD is investigating where this young man was shot. pic.twitter.com/7ibXcIHZmh
— Dan Cohen (@DanCohenTV) September 16, 2020
The driver of the car said the passenger was shot in a nearby neighborhood and detectives are canvassing that area.
The death is being investigated as a homicide.
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