UPDATE, SEPT. 21 | The victim has been identified as Diamond Steen, 23, of Kansas City, Missouri.
ORIGINAL STORY, SEPT. 19 | A homicide investigation is underway after a disturbance outside a Kansas City, Kansas, O'Reilly Auto Parts store left one person dead Tuesday evening.
Officers with the KCK Police Department responded around 6:20 p.m. to the store in the 4700 block of Parallel Parkway.
Two men had entered the store and allegedly attempted to shoplift, which led to a physical altercation outside with employees. The tussle led to the death of one of the shoplifters.
Responders performed CPR on the victim, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The other shoplifter was taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
KCKPD reports the employees involved in the altercation are in custody.
"It should be noted that this incident was not a result of gun violence," KCKPD shared in a news release Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the anonymous tips hotline at 816-474-8477.