Shawnee police looking for truck in connection with homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Shawnee Police Department is searching for a vehicle in connection with a deadly stabbing. 

The Metro Squad Detectives are asking for the public’s help to find a white four-door GMC or Chevrolet pickup that was seen in the area of 51st Place and Monticello in Shawnee on Aug. 8 around 1 a.m. Shawnee police said the truck was driven by a man who might have information about the stabbing. 

On Aug. 8 around 1:06 a.m., Shawnee officers were sent to the 21900 block of W. 51st Place to investigate a physical disturbance. 

When they arrived, they found 57-year-old David Paterno with severe injuries. Officers rendered medical aid and performed CPR. Paterno was taken to an area hospital and later died from his injuries. 

Anyone who saw the truck or has any other information regarding this case is asked to call the Metro Squad at 913-742-6090 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. 

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