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Prairie Village police investigate homicide Saturday night

Prairie Village homicide
Posted at 9:28 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-02 19:58:11-04

UPDATE, Sunday, May 2 | The Prairie Village Police Department confirmed it's now investigating this incident as a homicide.

The victim in this case was identified as John Hoffman of Prairie Village. One suspect is in custody.

ORIGINAL STORY | Prairie Village police are investigating a possible homicide Saturday night at the Deauville Apartments.

Police were called to investigate a dead man found at an apartment shortly after 6 p.m. in the 3700 block of West 75th Street.

Emergency responders pronounced the man dead and the initial investigation suggests foul play was involved, according to a release from the Prairie Village Police Department.

The department’s Investigations Division is investigating the incident as a homicide.

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