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Independence police seek suspect who shot dog

Posted at 4:06 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 17:06:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Independence police are asking for the public’s help to locate a shooting suspect who injured a dog.

Police said that around 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 25, a tall man was seen in the 19100 block of East Sixth Street North (Susquehanna Area) in a light colored minivan.

The suspect knocked on the door of a residence, prompting a dog to bark and run toward the door. The suspect, according to police, fired three shots, one of which hit the dog in the paw, and left the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or Independence police at 816-325-7777 or email

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