NewsKansas City Public Safety


KCK police investigating homicide in 900 block of Cleveland Avenue

Posted at 11:46 PM, Jul 08, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is investigating a Monday night homicide.

Just before 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Cleveland Avenue on a disturbance.

When police arrived, they found a man dead in the street from blunt trauma.

Police identified the man as Lester White, 44, of Kansas City, Kansas.

Two people were taken into custody as persons of interest.

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.