From KCPD PIO Darin Snapp 1:46 p.m.:
- On December 29th, 2005 at approximately 9:15pm, KCMO Police were called to a residence in the 11300 block of Orchard in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim inside the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital by Mast and died early this morning.
- Witnesses say the shooting victim forced his way into the residence and threatened the residents with a knife. After a brief struggle with one of the residents a second resident shot the victim after observing him swinging the knife in a threatening manner. The residents are familiar with the victim from past disturbances and one of the residents has an Order Of Protection (Jackson County) against him.
- Detectives have questioned and released all residents of the house (including the shooter). Early investigation reveals the shooting to be in self-defense. It will be presented to the prosecutor for review.
- This is homicide #127 for 2005, compared to 90 at this time last year.