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Kansas City, Missouri, police identify Sunday murder victim as 17-year-old boy

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Posted at 2:51 PM, May 22, 2022

UPDATE, Monday, May 23 | Kansas City, Missouri, Police identified the victim of Sunday's murder as 17-year-old Rahsan Stenson.

Police say while initial reports indicated the victim was an adult, further investigation revealed the victim to be a juvenile.

EARLIER | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in the area of 79th Terrace and Campbell Street.

Officers responded around 2:20 p.m. Sunday and located an unresponsive adult male in the street just east.

Emergency medical services declared the victim deceased at the scene.

Police said initial investigation leads them to believe the victim was in contact with an unknown party in a vehicle. A disturbance then led to shots being fired from the vehicle, which struck the victim. The vehicle fled the scene.

Detectives and crime scene personnel are canvassing the area for witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.

There is no vehicle or suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043. To remain anonymous, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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 P3Tips.com.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.