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Friday, December 30, 2005

KC homicide #127: Self-defense?

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.

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