Kansas City, Kansas, police investigate early-morning homicide

Posted at 8:50 AM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 15:45:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Update | KCKPD identified the victim in this case as 41-year-old Cortez Dawn.

Original story | The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is investigating an early-morning homicide in the 5000 block of Oakland Avenue.

"When officers arrived on scene, they discovered an adult male, the victim of a stab wound," KCKPD said in a statement. "He was pronounced deceased on scene."

The incident is still under investigation.

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