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Leavenworth police announce arrest in May 4 homicide

Shooting left one man dead
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Posted at 12:52 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-15 11:15:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: May 15 9:00 a.m.: The Leavenworth Police Department announced the arrest of a 21 year-old for the murder of Floyd Ross, Jr. Since the original shooting detectives have been gathering information and developing leads. Earlier this week detectives identified a suspect and have been searching for him. At 4:00 p.m.Friday the suspect surrendered to detectives at the Police Department. The 21 year-old was booked into the Leavenworth County Jail for 1st Degree Murder. He has not yet been formally charged.

The Leavenworth Police Department is investigating after a man was shot to death on Tuesday evening.

According to Chief Pat Kitchens, the department responded to a call of shots fired near North 4th Street and Kiowa Street in Leavenworth around 10:30 p.m.

Upon arrival officers located a man in the street. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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