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Police identify man killed Aug. 2 in homicide at 8th, Grand in Kansas City, Mo.

8th and Grand fatal shooting
Posted at 8:33 AM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 14:40:29-04

UPDATE, Aug. 8 | Police have identified the male victim as 29-year-old Matthew Douglas, Jr.

EARLIER | One man died Tuesday morning in a fatal shooting at 8th Street and Grand Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department responded to reports of gunshots in the area shortly before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The male victim was located outside near Courthouse Lofts at 811 Grand Blvd. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police say.

There is no suspect in custody at the time, and police do not yet have any suspect information to share.

Investigators say they plan to speak with nearby residents and review any potential surveillance footage.

“We can’t do this without the public’s help. We do our part, but when they call in and share information, that makes all the difference sometimes. The ultimate goal is resolution for this victim, their family and their friends,” Captain Leslie Foreman, a spokesperson with KCPD said.

This story will be updated as additional information is available.

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