Man, 24, killed during robbery while walking with friend from We - KCTV5

Man, 24, killed during robbery while walking with friend from Westport

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It happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East 40th Street. (KCTV5) It happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East 40th Street. (KCTV5)
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Police are investigating Kansas City's 134th homicide of the year after a man was shot and killed while walking home from Westport.

It happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East 40th Street.

The victim was identified as Zachary Pearce, 24 years old. 

Police say a maroon SUV pulled up next to two men in their 20s as they were walking near Walnut Street. Officers say a person inside the vehicle pulled out a gun and demanded that the men hand over their phones and wallets.

Both men handed over their belongings, but the suspect still fired a shot. Pearce was hit by the bullet and was found dead when officers arrived at the scene. The other man was not hurt.

Pearce's father says when police first told him someone killed his son he couldn't speak. 

Since then, he's felt anger and pain.

"I can't cry at the moment and it makes me angry because I've cried so much," he said. "These people don't know the person they took."

Police say the suspect and at least two other people left the scene in the SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Investigators are asking anyone with potential home exterior video to come forward to help. 

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