KC police ask for help to solve death of woman shot while sleeping

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police and KC Mothers in Charge challenged Kansas City to help solve a homicide by the end of the day Monday. 

Detectives put out a plea to the public Monday to solve the death of Kindrea “KC” Brown. The 24-year-old died when a bullet entered her family’s home and struck her while she slept early Saturday morning. 

At a news conference Monday, detectives said they do not believe Brown was the intended target. They also do not have any leads on who might have shot Brown. 

Rosilyn Temple acknowledged that the police and groups like KC Mothers in Charge, which she runs, ask the public for help often. But she stressed this case is different. 

“We have to stop this. We cannot allow this to start up. A young lady in her bed sleeping was killed. I pray to God that she was able to sleep through it, but we will never know that,” Temple said. 

Police said Brown worked at UPS and studied at night to become a physical therapist. She lived with her mother and older siblings near 69th Street and The Paseo.

“One thing I know. I know she has a mother who is hurting right now. She doesn't understand — doesn't know how to feel to have lost her daughter. Her youngest child. So I'm asking the community today, if no other time before, it is time Kansas City to do what is right,” Temple said.

Detective Leland Blank of KCPD’s homicide unit said a case can change in instant when detectives get the right tip. They’re asking for any information about a car that may have been on the block Saturday, or any information about a person bragging about shooting in the area during that time frame. 

If you have information, call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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