Man shot Wednesday in east KCMO dies of injuries, police say

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 17:01:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man shot Wednesday afternoon in east Kansas City, Missouri, has died from his injuries, according to police.

Damen D. Taylor, 18, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after a shooting shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday near East 39th Street and Crescent Avenue. Police said he died Thursday morning.

Witnesses told police that Taylor was shot by a man who fled the scene. Taylor was taken by family to the hospital before officers arrived.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest.