KCMO police investigating homicide on NE Ridgeway

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Posted at 4:26 AM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 12:27:35-05

UPDATE | The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Jason Harris.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office has filed charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal against 34-year-old Daniel Cranfill in connection with the homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY | Kansas City, Missouri, police said they're investigating a homicide in the 6800 block of Northeast Ridgeway Avenue.

Police were called to the scene at about 2:45 a.m.

At the scene, officers found a man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Witnesses told police two men were fighting outside a home when shots were fired.

The suspect left the scene.

That person of interest was taken into custody a few blocks away.

So far this year, the department has investigated 154 homicides.

"Obviously, with the holiday season, this is something nobody wants to deal with," said Sgt. Jacob Becchina. "Each one of these circumstances are super unfortunate for the people of the family involved."

The investigation is ongoing and at this time there isn't any public threat.

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