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Reward doubles for information in LeGend Taliferro’s homicide

Charron Powell & LeGend Taliferro
LeGend Taliferro murder suspect vehicle.jpg
LeGend Taliferro homicide suspect vehicle.jpg
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Posted at 3:33 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 11:11:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the investigation into the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy in Kansas City, Missouri, stalled, federal authorities have doubled the reward to $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

The FBI will match the $25,000 reward available through the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline for in the shooting death of LeGend Taliferro.

Taliferro was asleep in his father’s unit at the Citadel Apartment in the 1600 block of Bushman Road during the early morning hours June 29 when someone opened fire from the outside.

The boy was struck in the head by a bullet and later died at the hospital.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. The apartments are located near the intersection of East 63rd Street and Paseo Boulevard.

KCPD has released some video and images of a vehicle suspected of being involved, but progress has been slow in the case.

LeGend is the youngest homicide victim this year in KCMO, which is on a record pace for both deadly and non-fatal shootings.

Federal authorities have named an initiative to saturate cities hit hard by violent crime after the boy. Operation LeGend has deployed 225 federal agents in Kansas City and is being expanded to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015.