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KCPd identify man found dead at Waldo Heights Apartments

Waldo Heights Homicide
Posted at 3:48 AM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 17:03:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are trying to figure out how a man died early Sunday morning.

Police received calls saying there was a fight happening between two buildings at the Waldo Heights Apartments near 80th and Campbell Street around 12:15 Sunday morning.

Officers found a man, later identified as 27-year-old Ronnell Buchanan, on the ground. He was taken to the hospital, but later died.

Police said the man wasn't shot, however his death is being investigated as a homicide. It's not clear if he lived in the complex.

A person of interest has been identified, according to police.

This is the 72nd homicide of 2021.

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