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Kansas City police investigating Wednesday homicide

Posted at 2:55 AM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 09:49:21-04

UPDATE, May 20 | The victim was identified as 61-year-old Terese Jacks.

ORIGINAL STORY, May 19 | Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the city's latest homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the area of East 37th Street and Gillham Road at about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said there were reports of people arguing and then gunshots.

When officers arrived, they found an adult woman inside of an apartment with gunshot wounds.

The victim died at the scene.

A person of interest was taken into custody at the scene.

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