KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Update | KCPD has announced that they believe this incident to be a suicide.
Original story | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in the 2400 block of NE Pence Avenue.
KCPD spokesperson Leslie Foreman said officers were dispatched to the scene at 10:30 a.m. Friday after a neighbor called the station stating they observed someone lying in a yard who might need help.
Upon arrival, officers observed an adult male, who had been shot and was unresponsive, lying in the front yard of a residence. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police do not have any suspect information at this time and could not confirm if this incident was a homicide. They are treating the incident as a suspicious death, due to circumstances found at the scene.
There is up to a $25,000 reward for providing information that leads to an arrest in this case, according to KCPD.
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