Man who died on Midtown sidewalk was KCMO’s 157th homicide victim, police say
Kansas City’s deadliest year was 2020, in which there were 179 homicide victims
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Police say a man who died on a Kansas City, Missouri, sidewalk Wednesday morning was the city’s 157th homicide victim.
“Unfortunately, this would bring us to 157 homicide victims in Kansas City for 2022,” the police department’s public information officer told KCTV5 News. “Last year, this is where we were total for the year: 157 homicide victims. So, we’re on Nov. 29 here. So, unfortunately, I don’t know that we’re going to make it through another month of this year without surpassing last year’s total.”
The police department said officers went to the area of Broadway Boulevard and W. Armour Road in Midtown just after 5 a.m. after receiving a call about a person who was down on the ground.
When officers arrived at the scene, they did indeed find an unresponsive man on the sidewalk who had sustained “obvious, apparent trauma that wasn’t natural.” EMS declared the man dead at the scene.
Initially, the police said they were conducting a suspicious death investigation. However, based on what they saw at the scene, they are now investigating this as a homicide.
On Monday, the police identified the victim as 42-year-old Patrick D. George.
Currently, there is no suspect information.
The police are asking the public for tips so they can find out who killed this man. You can call detectives directly at 816-234-5043. You can also anonymously call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,00 for information that leads to an arrest.
Kansas City’s deadliest year was 2020, in which there were 179 homicide victims.
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