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Reward increased for information in case of utility worker killed on the job

Posted at 9:24 AM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 10:24:09-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The reward has been raised for information leading to an arrest or charges in the homicide case of Johnathan Porter.

Porter was shot and killed while on the job at 9th and Brooklyn. Porter worked for InfraSource, a subcontractor for Spire Energy, and was in the area on April 24 to work on a gas line.

Family and friends told 41 Action News a man walked up to Porter at the job site and asked him for a cigarette. When Porter refused to give him one, the suspect shot him.

Police released surveillance footage from a camera in the area that shows a man police are interested in speaking with walking near the crime scene.

KCPD and The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers said they have received tips, but still need additional information.

A reward contribution of $2,500 has been added to the fund, bring the total reward for information leading to an arrest or filing of charges to $12,500.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or submit it online at Tipsters can also use the Crime Stoppers app, P3TIPS to disclose information.

Porter was about to become a father when he was killed. InfraSource established a fund with the United Way of Greater Kansas City for donations to support and assist his family.