KCMO police investigating overnight homicide

Posted at 2:26 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:42:14-04

UPDATE, Aug. 14 | The victim was identified as 58-year-old Montez Blake.

ORIGINAL STORY, Aug. 13 | Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Thursday morning.

Police were called to Independence Avenue and the Paseo around 1:30 a.m.

Police said a man was found in a field just off Independence Avenue with a gunshot wound and was declared deceased.

No suspect information has been released.

This is the 123rd homicide of the year in Kansas City.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015.