Police identify man killed in homicide on Cypress Avenue

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jul 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 09:55:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Aug. 5 | Police have identified the victim was Luis E. Rodriguez, 42.

UPDATE, Aug. 1, 8:46 a.m. | KCPD is now investigating this case as a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a suspicious death Saturday morning in the 600 block of Cypress avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shortly after 8 a.m., officers responded to an unknown medical call. Upon arrival to the scene, police found an adult male victim inside a vehicle "suffering from apparent trauma."

He was declared dead on the scene.

Investigators are responding and surveying the scene, and searching for witnesses or video.

This story will be updated as additional information is available.

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