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KCPD: Shooting death of Kansas City 18-year-old developed from argument between family members

Adult woman also injured
POLICE TAPE 07232023
Posted at 7:13 AM, Sep 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-24 20:45:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police believe a shooting that left one male dead and an adult woman injured early Sunday morning was the result of domestic violence.

KCPD officers responded to a sound of shots fired report around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Northeast 119th Terrace. The call was upgraded to a shooting while police were headed to the scene.

Upon arrival, police found a garage door open at a nearby home with an adult woman lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.

After entering the home, police found an unresponsive male, identified as 18-year-old Joseph Michael Bonacorso, who had been shot.

Bonacorso died at the scene, according to KCPD.

Police said the woman was taken to an area hospital in stable but life-threatening condition.

One adult male is in custody as a person of interest.

"Officers and detectives are confident there is not an additional threat to the surrounding areas regarding this incident at this point in time," KCPD shared in a statement.

KCPD investigators believe a domestic violence argument between multiple family members led to the shooting.

Homicide detectives and crime scene personnel are processing evidence at the scene and are canvassing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call KCPD homicide detectives at 816-234-5043.

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 Tips leading to an arrest made through the Tips Hotline may be eligible for up to a $25,000 reward.

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.