Authorities still looking for suspects following fatal shooting in Platte County

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 6:20 PM CDT
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PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - The authorities in Platte County are asking for the public to help them find two individuals suspected of being involved in a homicide.

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the 28000 block of Oberdiek Lane at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. They found a 31-year-old man dead in the yard of a home there.

Investigators are looking for 22-year-old McKayla Archambeau and 32-year-old Cordero Cervantes for their possible involvement. The sheriff’s office said they are considered armed and dangerous.

The two have warrants issued for their arrest. Archambeau’s is for a failure to appear from a previous drug case and Cervantes’ is for failure to appear for a previous case of driving with a suspended license.

A neighbor told KCTV5 they were shocked to see the amount of traffic on their quiet gravel road. They said rumors are swirling about why this happened but that they are unsure how and why it happened.

JUNE 30 UPDATE: As of Thursday afternoon, the authorities are still trying to locate these persons of interest.

The name of the victim still has not been released because not all family has been notified.

JULY 5 UPDATE: The victim in this shooting has been identified as Taylor Hawkins.

The sheriff’s office is still trying to find the two people of interest, Archambeau and Cervantes. They are working with various law enforcement agencies in an effort to do so.

If you know where they are, you are asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or the Platte County Sheriff’s Office at 816-858-3521.

Previous coverage:

Platte County authorities seek man and woman after deadly shooting in front yard

Platte County Sheriff’s Office investigating man’s death as homicide