KCPD investigating homicide near 51st & Bellefontaine

A homicide investigation is underway after offers happened to locate a shooting victim on...
A homicide investigation is underway after offers happened to locate a shooting victim on Monday afternoon.(KCTV5 News)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:36 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An investigation is underway after Kansas City police happened to come across a shooting victim on Monday evening.

Just before 6 p.m., police officers on a routine patrol saw a man lying on the side of Bellefontaine Avenue to north of E. 51st Street.

As they approached him, they saw he had been shot and was unresponsive.

Officers called for an ambulance, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

The neighborhood is about five blocks east of Prospect Avenue. The police say that no neighbors reported any gunfire in the area prior to the victim being found.

No suspect information is available at this time. Police are asking for the public’s help in solving this case. Anyone with information should call the KCPD’s Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Update: On Aug. 2, the victim in this homicide was identified as 35-year-old George Richards.