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Man found shot to death at KCMO gas station; one in custody

40th and Blue Ridge homicide
Posted at 9:11 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 16:41:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man died in a shooting Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri, police said.

Shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to a BP gas station in the 4000 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff. They found a man in a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The man, later identified as 27-year-old Dwayne J. Sutton of Kansas City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Wednesday that a 911 caller described the shooting suspect and said he ran into a nearby Burger King. Officers went to the restaurant and saw a man matching the description in the lobby.

The suspect ran out the restaurant’s back door when he saw officers, police said.

Officers chased the suspect, who tried to get in a vehicle before officers caught him and took him into custody.

Police said they believe Sutton was shot inside the vehicle at another location, not at the gas station.

Multiple people were detained in connection with the shooting, police said Tuesday night. After canvassing the area, police said they were not looking for any "outstanding suspects" at this time.

Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).