KCPD seeking person, information in killing of 1-year-old Tyron Payton

Man sought in Tyron Payton murder
Tyron Payton
Posted at 1:47 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 14:47:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are seeking a man who may have information in the shooting death of 1-year-old Tyron Payton in September.

On Tuesday, police posted a photo of the man, asking for anyone with information on his identity to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

Tyron Payton was killed when someone fired multiple shots into a vehicle on Sept. 21 near East 33rd Street and Agnes Avenue.

His parents, who were sitting in the front seat, also were injured in the shooting.

Tyron's mother, Juhna Payton, told 41 Action News the baby was struck seven times before her husband could drive away, going to a nearby fire station for help.

“I want to find them,” Juhna Payton said in mid-October. “Find who did this to us because we didn't deserve it. Nobody deserves it. No mother, no child deserves it.”

Following Tyron's shooting, police and community activists pleaded with the public to come forward with information that could help solve the killing, but no arrests have been made.

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. Read the 41 Action News Mug Shot Policy.