KCPD investigating homicide at 27th, Benton

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Posted at 10:36 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 14:59:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Aug 26. | The victim was identified by KCPD as 65-year-old Jordan Lawrence.

ORIGINAL STORY, Aug 23. | Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a homicide in the area of East 27th Street and Benton Boulevard.

Police responded to the area just before 9 p.m. on a reported cutting and located a victim in front of a closed business, according to KCPD.

Officers rendered first aid and initiated CPR to the victim, who later died at an area hospital.

Police said the 911 caller was not at the scene upon officers' arrival.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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.