NewsKansas City Public Safety


16-year-old killed in overnight homicide near 55th, Michigan in KCMO

Police Lights
Posted at 3:41 AM, Apr 02, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the death of a teenager early Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the area of 57th and Michigan on car prowlers around 1:30 a.m.

While en route, the call was upgraded to a sound of shots in the area of 55th and Michigan.

When officers arrived, they found a male with gunshot wounds. He died on the scene.

Police later identified the victim as 16-year-old Alejandro DeLeon.

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.