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KCMO police investigating homicide at 38th, Wyandotte

Posted at 8:20 AM, Mar 20, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the city's latest homicide at 38th and Wyandotte streets.

Officers were called to the scene at 5 a.m. Wednesday on a sound of shots call. While en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located Willie Spencer, 45, mid-block in the street. Spencer was unresponsive.

A short time later, emergency medical personnel declared Spencer dead.

Detectives are working to gather evidence and information from anyone who may have seen or heard something.

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.