Independence Police investigating after man found dead at apartment complex

Published: Dec. 18, 2022 at 8:47 AM CST
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - The Independence Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning in the 1000 block of S. Brookside Avenue.

Police said they received a “man down” call at 3:30 a.m. to an apartment complex in the area. Upon arrival, IPD officers found an adult male inside a vehicle that was parked in the complex’s parking lot.

According to police, it appeared the man suffered from a gunshot wound.

There is currently no suspect information at this time and police said an investigation is active.

UPDATE: On Dec. 19, the victim in this homicide was identified as 19-year-old James D. Smith of Independence.