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Kansas City man dies days after being shot, police say

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 15:39:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who had life-threatening injuries after he was shot Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, has died, according to police.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at East 12th Street and Lawndale Avenue. A man was found shot in the area.

He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the man, 33-year-old Michael W. Brown of Kansas City, died Tuesday.

Witnesses told officers that the shooting occurred in front of a residence near a vehicle.

According to police data, Brown is the 116th homicide victim in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2020. At this time last year, 86 people had been killed.

Anyone with information in the homicide is asked to contact the KCPD Homicide Unit or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS). There is a reward of up to $25,000 available for information leading to an arrest.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015.