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Kansas City, Kansas, police investigate death of 47-year-old man in 6500 block of Kaw Drive

Posted at 6:56 AM, Dec 09, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officers with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department responded to an overnight homicide in Kansas City, Kansas.

Just after midnight on Saturday, KCKPD were dispatched to the 6500 block of Kaw Drive on a reported shooting.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers located 47-year-old Leopoldo Garcia Pando, of KCK, who had been shot, per KCKPD.

Pando was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The KCKPD Major Case Unit is investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

This is the 23rd homicide of 2023 in KCK, compared to 35 homicides in the city at this time last year.

If you have any information about a crime, you may contact your local police department directly. But if you want or need to remain anonymous, you should contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at Depending on your tip, Crime Stoppers could offer you a cash reward.

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.