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Person of interest arrested in homicide Monday morning near KCPD HQ

KCPD investigates early morning homicide
Posted at 3:00 AM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 22:04:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police arrested a person of interest Monday night in connection to a deadly shooting that occurred about eight hours earlier near KCPD headquarters.

Officers were sent to a shooting call just after 12:30 a.m. at the northeast corner of 12th and Locust streets.

They found the victim, 28-year-old Deangelo Wallace, mortally wounded.

Paramedics declared him dead moments later.

Police said Wallace got into an argument with the suspect and was shot.

This is the 77th homicide in Kansas City, Missouri, this year.

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