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Police ID man stabbed to death in Shawnee

Posted at 9:18 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 18:26:45-04

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Shawnee police were dispatched during the early morning hours Aug. 8, 2018, for a physical disturbance in the 21900 block of West 51st Place.

Upon arrival shortly after 1 a.m., officers found a 57-year-old man who was later identified as David J. Paterno with severe injuries.

Despite first aid from the police officers and treatment from Johnson County Med-Act, Paterno died from his injuries at a local hospital.

According to officers at the scene, the man was stabbed to death and it is being investigated as a homicide.

There is no suspect in custody and police have not released any suspect information, but the case has been turned over to the Metro Squad

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or the Metro Squad at 913-742-6090.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.