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One person fatally stabbed Tuesday

Posted at 8:02 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 08:46:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, May 29 | The victim was identified as 36-year-old Steven Newby.

ORIGINAL STORY, May 26 | One person is dead after a stabbing Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

The stabbing happened about 7:30 p.m. outside the Family Dollar store at East 18th Street and Prospect Avenue.

Officers performed CPR and other lifesaving measures, but the victim died at the scene, a police spokesman said.

A store employee told officers the stabbing involved a shoplifter, a police spokesman said.

One person was arrested at the scene.

This is the 67th homicide of the year in Kansas City, Missouri compared with 54 at this time a year ago.

This is the third deadly stabbing of the year in Kansas City, Missouri, according to police department statistics.