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Man dies in shooting Saturday night near 24th, Lawn in Kansas City, Missouri

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Nov 19, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man died in a shooting late Saturday night near 24th Street and Lawn Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Just after 11 p.m., officers with the KCMO Police Department were dispatched to a home just east of the intersection.

Upon arrival, police located 36-year-old Theus C Dewberry unresponsive and behind the house, suffering from gunshot injuries.

Dewberry was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

KCPD spoke with people present at the scene who said the victim interacted with an unknown individual in front of the home, leading to the suspect shooting him.

Detectives are searching for anyone who witnessed the shooting.

"It is believed that multiple people may have seen or heard some aspect of the events that led to the shooting," KCPD shared in a press release.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call KCPD homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

If you have any information about a crime, you may contact your local police department directly. But if you want or need to remain anonymous, you should contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at Depending on your tip, Crime Stoppers could offer you a cash 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.