Kansas City police investigating Saturday morning homicide

Marks KCMO's 129th homicide in 2021
43rd, Troost Avenue homicide
Posted at 5:22 AM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 15:17:00-04

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

According to KCPD public information officer Donna Drake, officers first responded to the area of Troost Avenue and E 43rd Street on reports of shots fired at around 2:47 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a crime scene and several gun shell casings.

Shortly after, a victim — identified by KCPD as Theron Porter, 28 — arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds. Porter later died at the hospital.

KCPD said it believes the two incidents are connected.

No information on a suspect was immediately available.

This marked the 129th homicide in KCMO in 2021.

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