KCPD: Maintenance worker dies after stabbing at apartment complex

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 18:16:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 63-year-old maintenance employee at an apartment complex died over the weekend after he was stabbed Friday morning, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, police responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Linwood Boulevard.

Witnesses told police that the victim, identified as Larry Dickerson, and a male suspect were fighting in front of a building at the apartment complex when the suspect stabbed Dickerson and ran from the scene.

Dickerson, who lived and worked at the apartment complex, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Police said he died Sunday.

According to police data, 113 people have been killed in Kansas City in 2020, which is on track to be the deadliest year in the city’s history.

Anyone with information in the deadly stabbing is asked to contact the Kansas City Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS). There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in the 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

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