KCPD investigates death in south Kansas City

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Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-02 13:08:43-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating after finding a man dead near 75th St. and Oakland Ave. on Sunday night.

KCPD responded to the area after receiving multiple reports of gunshots around 10:15 p.m.

When officers got to the scene, they found an unresponsive man — identified Wednesday as Christian Olivarez, 20, of Lee's Summit, Missouri — in the front yard of a residence.

Police initially said the cause of death was uncertain, but later determined Olivarez died from a gunshot wound.

Officers searched the area for suspects, but didn't take anyone into custody.

KCPD said detectives and crime scene investigators processed the scene and searched for any witnesses to determine what led to the death.

Anyone who may have seen or heard something is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477, or the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.