KCPD identifies man killed in Friday morning shooting on I-49

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 15:41:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police identified the 47-year-old man shot and killed in the early-morning hours Friday on Interstate 49.

According to a Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department spokesman, Stacey Witherspoon was shot inside a vehicle just north of Red Bridge Road on I-49.

“There has been a person or persons of interest identified in this case and detectives are not searching for additional suspects at this time,” KCPD said in a statement.

The deadly shooting happened around 4 a.m. and is being investigated as a homicide.

Roads and highways in the area were closed for nearly five hours during the investigation.

Editor's note: An earlier version of the story misidentified Witherspoon's sex. The headline and story have been corrected.