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Police investigate Memorial Day homicide after finding man dead in east Kansas City

Police respond to early Memorial Day homicide in east Kansas City
Posted at 8:54 AM, May 27, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a Memorial Day homicide in east Kansas City, Missouri, after a man was found dead on Monday morning.

About 7 a.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of College Avenue on an emergency medical services call.

On arrival, the officers saw an unresponsive man in the street suffering from bodily trauma. He died at the scene.

Police later identified the man as 65-year-old Randy R. Zeller.

No word on what led to the violence, but this incident continued what's already been a deadly Memorial Day weekend.

On Friday, a man, identified as 37-year-old Kevion D. Bifford, was found shot to death inside of a truck at a car was near east 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard.

Police believe he was shot near an exit ramp on Interstate 70.

Early Sunday morning about 1:20 a.m., police responded to a deadly shooting in KCMO's Westport District.

One person died and five others were injured in the incident.