UPDATE - Person of interest in KCMO homicide in custody

Posted at 6:48 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 16:08:19-04

UPDATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017: Police say a man wanted for questioning in the homicide on 6th and Cleveland Friday afternoon has turned himself in. 

Anthony "Tony" Nevels was named as a person of interest Saturday morning and turned himself in by the afternoon. 

On Friday, police were called to a shots-fired call Friday afternoon. When first responders arrived, they found a man dead in the street. Police have identified him as Bobbie R. Bailey, 35.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the homicide unit at 816 234-5043 or leave an anonymous tip with the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For a second time this year, shell casings littered a sidewalk in the Lykins neighborhood.

On Friday at 4:40 p.m., police were called to East 6th Street and Cleveland Ave. on a report of shots fired.  

When officers arrived, they found a man in his 30s lying on the sidewalk bleeding out. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, according to KCPD. 

Through the evening, technicians documented evidence as detectives spoke with possible witnesses.

"This is a busy area this time of day which is why we may have gotten so many phone calls in,” KCPD Spokesperson Captain Stacey Graves said.

The focus of their investigation is just a few doors down from where 23-year-old Freddie Nevels died on July 21.

Witnesses to Nevels' death told police they saw the father of two shot in the front yard.

Nevels' death was KCMO's 83rd homicide of 2017. Friday’s marked the 124th.

KCPD said Friday they have been working to curb the grim statistic.

“I know east patrol has been trying to get out into the community. We have those relationships that way when someone does see or hear something like what occurred today or if someone knows something about a conflict leading up to something like this that they contact us maybe we can intervene before something like this happens,” Captain Graves said. 

As of Friday evening, both cases remain unsolved.

If you know anything about the homicides call police or the KC TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).