Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department investigating Christmas homicide

Posted at 12:48 PM, Dec 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-25 23:05:52-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred late Saturday morning.

KCPD said that officers were called around 11:45 a.m. to the 4900 block of Raytown Road for sounds of gunshots.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a vehicle that appeared to have taken gunshot damage off the south side of Raytown Road.

Inside the vehicle was a male who appeared to have been shot.

Police identified the victim as Clifford Harris, 38. EMS declared Harris dead at the scene.

KCPD said that someone in an unknown vehicle is believed to have fired shots at the victim then left the scene, according to a preliminary investigation.

Anyone who was in the area or has information is asked to contact the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for anyone who has information leading to an arrest in the case.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes in.

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

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.