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1 person fatally shot Wednesday night inside business at Blue Parkway Shops

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Posted at 10:16 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 21:14:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 32-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night during a disturbance inside a restaurant in east Kansas City, Missouri.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at The Shops on Blue Parkway in the 4200 block of Blue Parkway.

Police said the victim, Marc Davis II, went into the restaurant and began arguing with employees, according to statement from a KCPD spokesperson.

Smith had a gun, police said.

An employee also had a gun and fired several shots at Smith.

Smith left the business and collapsed in the parking lot, police said.

Detectives spent Thursday talking with witnesses and looking over evidence.

The employee who shot and killed Smith was interviewed by detectives and released pending further investigation, police said.

No one else was injured in the shooting, but KCPD detectives want to talk to anyone inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.

They urge people to call the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.

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