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Man shot & killed outside Belton apartment complex

Belton shooting
Posted at 2:43 AM, Feb 12, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: February 13, 9:00 a.m.: Police have identified the victim as Christopher Bell, 39, of Lee's Summit, Mo.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Belton Police Department at 816-331-1500, or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Belton police investigated a deadly shooting early Friday morning.

Officers went to the area of East 125th street and Spring Valley Road just before 1:00 a.m. on a report of multiple shots fired.

They found a man dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Police haven't released any suspect information.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

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