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Independence police investigate shooting homicide

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 12:01:30-04

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — UPDATE, March 22 | The victim was identified as 33-year-old Trenton M. Faulkner.

ORIGINAL STORY, March 20 | Independence police are investigating an overnight homicide.

Police say around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night they found a 33-year-old man shot several times inside a residence on the 10400 block of E. Truman Road. He died at the scene.

Police say a person of interest in the shooting was taken into custody a short time later. However, the circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation.

Identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

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