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Kansas City, Missouri, police investigate Friday night homicide in 8500 block of Wallace Avenue

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Apr 06, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead Friday night in the 8500 block of Wallace Avenue.

Around 9:50 p.m. an ambulance was en route to the scene.

Upon arrival to the scene, an adult man victim was found with unknown bodily trauma.

EMS pronounced the man deceased on the scene.

The man was identified as 49-year-old Terry L. Shields.

KCPD is investigating the death as a homicide. Police believe the victim had an interaction with the suspect that led to injury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact KCPD homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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.